About Mr. Adami
A two-time SBISD
Principal of the Year, Randolph Adami has led Northbrook High School since
2004. He was named district Principal of the Year in 2009 and also in 2015. He
has served in SBISD for 29 years, all but three years as a principal or as
A native of Freer,
Texas, a ranching and oil producing small town near Laredo, Adami earned his
bachelor of science degree in curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M
University in 1988. “I knew from the very start that I wanted to be a teacher,”
After college, he
joined the Spring Woods Middle School staff as a history and English teacher, a
position he held for three years. He then served four years at Northbrook
Middle School as an assistant principal.
From 1995 through
2000, Adami was an assistant principal at Spring Woods High School. At Spring
Oaks Middle School in May 2000, he was named principal, and in 2004, he joined
Northbrook High as its new principal.
While working in
SBISD, Adami earned his master’s degree in education from the University of
Houston in 1991. In addition, he completed the Harvard University Principals’
Institute as well as the Rice Education Entrepreneur Program (REEP) summer
At Spring Oaks Middle,
his campus was recognized in 2003 and 2004 with a Texas Business and Educators
Coalition (TBEC) Award for notable student academic results, a high
Principal Adami has
worked to make Northbrook High School a student-focused organization that
provides a structured learning environment and post-secondary opportunities for
all students who attend the school.
“Being given a set of
keys to Northbrook High, one of the 250 biggest high schools in the state was a
huge responsibility, and that’s not a responsibility I take lightly. I thought
it was awesome when I was hired as a teacher in Spring Branch, and to this day
the favorite part of my job on a repeat basis is graduation, shaking hands as
the students walk across the stage,” Principal Adami says.
Principal Adami and
his wife, Katie, who works in the computer industry, are the proud parents of
three children, including Justin, a graduate of Texas A&M University; Ryan,
who serves in the U.S. Army; and Cara, who is a sophomore in high school. The
couple has been married 28 years.
When not working at Northbrook High, Randolph likes to spend
most of his time as a part-time rancher in South Texas.