Paris Adon specializes in school leadership and pedagogical practices. He is currently the principal at Kennedy School in Washington, DC, and an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University, where he has taught courses including Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities, Public School Finance, and An Overview of Special Education.
Adon is board certified by the National Special Education Teachers Association and certified as a school administrator in multiple states. He also serves on the Board of Bowie Youth Athletics, Inc. (BYA). In addition to serving on the board with BYA, Adon coaches football and serves on the family care ministry at Kettering Baptist Church (KBC). He is also a part of the Men in Ministry training group at KBC, where men are trained to become ministry leaders. He has presented his pioneering educational approach, Adon Education Model, to educators and school leaders throughout the area. His educational approach includes healthy eating habits, robust algebraic study, effective communication, and extra help for all students, internships, purpose-driven activities, and physical education.
A Prince George’s County native, Adon earned his bachelor’s degree in special education from Cleveland State University, a master’s degree in school administration from Trinity University, and a doctorate of education in school leadership from Argosy University. Adon and his wife, Quitiqua, a physician assistant, have two children, Nyla and Paris II.