Ever since his teaching career began in 1982 at Carson Junior High School and Santa Rita High School, Chuck Adams has been a source of not only information, but also inspiration. His reputation as a teacher with high standards was only eclipsed by his kindness, warmth, and his desire to lend a helping hand.
One needs to look no further than his former students to see how impactful Chuck has been in the lives of those he’s taught. Case in point: his 1996 A.P. Government course included five future attorneys and the youngest Superior Court Judge ever appointed in the State of Arizona (2015 Cougar Hall of Fame Inductee Casey McGinley). And that was just one year!
Chuck’s career has not been without recognition. In 1998 he was recognized by the Tucson Federal Credit Union as one of the community’s most inspirational teachers. He has six “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” awards, and was named one of National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers in 2006.
But it wasn’t just his former and current students that Chuck mentored – as an experienced teacher, Chuck held a number of leadership positions at Sahuaro, including several years as Social Studies Department Chair and Student Council Advisor.