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Building Principal Randolph Adami

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 assistant principal.

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,” he says.

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 session program.

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 accomplishment.

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.