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Adam R.

Adam S. Riazi is a National Board Certified Teacher of Mathematics and Computer Science at Cabell Midland High School in wild, wonderful West Virginia. He was named as a Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teacher Noyce Fellow, where he develops, promotes, and leverages mathematics teacher leadership across West Virginia. He was also honored as Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education national winner, a Computer Science Teachers Association national educator award recipient, and a multiple time National Center for Women & Information Technology and AP Computer Science Female Diversity award winner. Adam instills in his students that learning is a collaborative endeavor, and that a high-quality STEAM education is one of the civil rights issues of our time. Through his classes, Adam’s students mapped the Milky Way Galaxy using radio telescopes at Green Bank Observatory, performed research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, won awards in the Congressional App Challenge, and planned and hosted community Hour of Code events in their school, district, and state. Adam proclaims, “There is no such thing as teaching in the absence of learning. When my students learn, I have succeeded in becoming a teacher. Plain and simple. I aim to inspire my students to see the world as larger than themselves, yet not so large that they cannot change it.” Adam earned a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, a post-baccalaureate certificate in secondary mathematics education, and a Master’s Degree in leadership studies, all from Marshall University where he was a member of The Society of Yeager Scholars. Adam S. Riazi is an unworthy husband and charmed father, an assimilated Appalachian and y’all utterer. A frustrated musician and a disc golfer. A random collector, eyeglass obsessor, evidence seeker and magic bean buyer. A backroad driver and habitual shoegazer, unfortunate optimist and hopeless dilettante. An indiscriminate aficionado, a general enthusiast. And a believer in that which is yet to come.

Awards Received

  • 2020 West Virginia AffiliateEducator Award Winner
  • 2021 West Virginia AffiliateEducator Award Winner
  • 2022 West Virginia AffiliateEducator Award Winner
  • 2023 NationalNational Educator Award Winner
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