Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Larry Adams, Counselor

Hello and Greetings,

As a member of the Dean B. Pruette SCALE (School-Community Alternative Learning Environment) Academy, I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself and provide you with my many roles here. I am the Dean of Students and School Counselor, I also hold the distinction of being one of the two senior members here, serving students at SCALE for over 16 years. I hold a Doctor of Education Degree from Walden University, two Masters Degrees, Counseling in Business and Counseling Education from North Carolina A&T State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shaw University. Holding each degree doesn’t make me the smartest individual, it means that I persevered and completed my own personal challenge.

The different positions I hold is more than an honor, but a “calling” to guide “who I refer to as my students”, to a better future or outcome in life. I feel that I am the one, who is tasked with helping those individuals, who come through the doors to strive towards promotion and graduation, as well as becoming productive citizens within their respective communities. As the time goes by, I will one day want to see, speak and remember our journey together, as positive and rewarding. Let’s continue to grow together.


Dr. Larry L. Adams, Ed.D.


Dean B. Pruette SCALE Academy