Adam Krüsi-Thom, MA.Ed is the Regional Director of Humanities at Aspire Public Schools, leading the implementation of literacy, history, ethnic studies, world languages, and interdisciplinary, project-based learning across a network of 16 schools in Northern California.
He launched into education as a middle school and high school classroom teacher in New Hampshire, helping students develop a passion for French, English, and history. From there, he went on to teach semester-long wilderness expeditions and university teacher education courses in the US West and Alaska as faculty for Prescott College and the National Outdoor Leadership School. Drawn abroad by service, he led the implementation of a university pedagogical leadership program for the Ethiopian Ministry of Education.
After serving as co-founder and coach at three EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) K-12 network schools in Arizona and California, then catalyzing the CCSS sea-change as an instructional coach on the Aspire national education team, Adam arrived as a West Region school designer on the EL Education national staff, promulgating PBL and deeper learning across dozens of schools and districts. In 2019, Adam returned to Aspire as an assistant principal before stepping up to lead at the district/regional level.
Adam is a loving husband, father of two young joyful and powerful girls, and sixth-generation Californian raised in rural New England, the Bay Area, and the Sierra Nevada. He enjoys traveling, adventuring outdoors, and singing, and toured abroad with the a cappella group "The Colgate 13" while attending Colgate University.