Adell Cothorne

Adell Cothorne is currently a Visiting Affiliate Instructor and Professional Development School Coordinator with Loyola University of Maryland. Her research focuses on teacher expectations, African American male students and equitable practices.

Adell has been a teacher, assistant principal and principal with several school systems in the Maryland/DC area. She has advocated for students in both urban and suburban school systems for over 20 years.

Doctoral Candidate

Walden University – Teacher Leadership Doctoral Study
Equitable Classroom Strategies: Examining Teachers’ Perceptions of African American Male Achievement

Areas of Specialization

  • Critical Race Theory in Education
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Marginalized Students in Suburban Schools
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Collaborative team work

Presentations

  • March 2017 Instilling the Love of Literacy in Black Boys
    Workshop co- designer and co-presenter. ASCD Annual Conference – Anaheim, California.
  • April 2016 Courageous Conversations: An Opportunity to Think, Speak and Reflect.
    Workshop co- designer and co-presenter. Network for Public Education 2016 National Conference – Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • November 2014 How Race Impacts Teaching and Learning and Small Group Reading Instruction.
    Workshop designer and presenter. Baltimore City Public Schools – Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School.

    What in the World am I Doing Here: Your First Year of Teaching.
    Presentation designer and presenter. Loyola University (MD). Undergraduate course.

  • July 2014 Academic Vocabulary and Take a Stand: Argumentative Writing. Workshop designer presenter. SERP Institute/Baltimore City Public Schools.
  • July 2013 Introduction to Word Generation. Workshop co-designer and co-presenter.
    SERP Institute/Baltimore City Public Schools.
  • May 2014 Surviving Your First Year of Teaching. Presentation designer and presenter. Temple University. Undergraduate course.
  • July 2013 Using Academic Vocabulary and Debate to Improve Reading Comprehension. Presentation designer and presenter. SERP Institute/Baltimore City Public Schools.
  • February 2011 Principal’s Academy. Workshop co-designer and co-presenter. District of Columbia Public Schools.
  • October 2010How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-ability Classrooms (Tomlinson).
  • May 2011 Course designer and instructor. District of Columbia Public Schools.
  • February 2010 What’s Race Got to Do with It: Looking at student achievement data through the racial lens. Lead workshop designer and lead presenter. The Leadership for Excellence and Equity forum. The Equity Alliance (ArizonaStateUniversity).

Award

  • 2017 recipient of the Ken Goodman “In Defense of Good Teaching” award – Arizona State University

Certification

  • Facilitative Leadership
  • Maryland Standard Professional Certification: Grades K – 8
  • Maryland Advanced Professional Certification: Administrator I and II – July 2020