Phone: 704-238-8883


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Science Education, Specialization in Biology National Board Certification CNA-I Certification

Ms. Tonya P. Adams

I grew up in Albemarle, NC, and graduated from North Stanly High School.  After high school, I graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Science Education with a specialization in Biology.  I began my teaching career in 1991.  During my tenure in the classroom, I earned my National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificate in Early Adolescence Science in 2001 and continue to hold that certificate.  

In addition to having my teaching certificate, I also have my CNA-I certification.  I use some of my spare time to help others maintain their independence at home.

I am married to Tim, a UA English teacher.  We have two children-Luke and Shelby.  While Luke has gained his heavenly wings, Shelby is a junior at UNC-C working on her degree and interning for UNC-C football.

In my spare time, I enjoy time at the beach, more specifically Sullivan’s Island, S.C. and Hilton Head, SC.  And when I can’t be there, you can find me knitting with a cat on my lap and watching something on Netflix or listening to a podcast.

I am so thrilled to be at UA and to have your child in my classroom!

  • Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.  My email is:  You may also leave a message or send a text to 980-477-1531.  

  • Students should have the following items:

    • paper for the binder (most content I will give students in packets, but extra paper is very helpful)
    • pencils
    • black/blue pens
    • color pencils/pens (I have some for each table to use, but many students find it easier to have their own)
    • white-out
    • highlighters

    Wish List:

    • individually wrapped candy (my students love when I give these out for correct answersQ0
    • cardstock paper (any color)
    • glue sticks
    • colored markers and pens
    • paper towels
    • laminating pouches
    • highlighters

    Thank you for supporting our class, but most importantly for supporting your child!!