Dr. Adam Clemons




Dr. Adam B. Clemons is a seventh-generation Alabamian and third-generation educator who was born and raised in Madison County, Alabama.  He graduated from Buckhorn High School in New Market, Alabama.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Auburn University, a M.Ed. from Jacksonville State University, and an Ed.S. and Ed.D. from Argosy/Sarasota University.


While attending Auburn University, Dr. Clemons started ABC Design, a business specializing in political consulting and digital marketing. From its creation until its closing upon Dr. Clemons becoming a principal, he worked with politicians, political organizations, and businesses at the federal, state, and local levels. 


In addition to running a business, Dr. Clemons began teaching social studies in 2001 in Adairsville, Georgia. In 2008, he became a middle school administrator in Armuchee, Georgia. Since 2013, he has been the principal of Piedmont High School in Piedmont, Alabama.


Dr. Clemons has presented at conferences or events for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Education Week, Apple, Inc., Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools, Alabama Department of Education, Jacksonville State University CORE, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, and other institutions for educational or political purposes. 


Dr. Clemons has written articles for and been be published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools, Hometown Headlines, and The Auburn Plainsman. 


Dr. Clemons has served as President of the Calhoun County Principals and Coaches Association and on the Executive Board of Auburn Christian Fellowship at Auburn University. 


In 2019, Dr. Clemons was nominated and voted by his peers to be the Principal of the Year for the District VI Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals. In 2020, Dr. Clemons was named the Alabama Principal of the Year by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals and the Alabama nominee for the National Principal of the Year for the National Association of Secondary School Principals. 


During his tenure as principal of Piedmont High School, PHS has been ranked in the top 6% of all Alabama high schools on the state report card. Additionally, PHS has the top ranking of high schools for students who are college and career ready, and we have one of the highest graduation rates in the state. 


Dr. Clemons is married to Patty, a speech-language pathologist. They have five children. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Piedmont. 


Hunting, genealogy, visiting historical sites, and reading historical biographies, are the favorite hobbies of Dr. Clemons.