Howard S. Adelman
Howard S. Adelman began his professional career as a remedial classroom teacher in 1960. In 1973, he returned to UCLA in the role of professor of psychology and was the director of the Fernald School and Laboratory until 1986. Adelman and Linda Taylor have worked together for over 40 years with a constant focus on improving how schools and communities address barriers to learning and teaching, reengage disconnected students, and promote healthy development. They have led major projects focused on dropout prevention, enhancing the mental health facets of school-based health centers, and developing comprehensive, school-based approaches for students with learning, behavior, and emotional problems. Their work has involved them in schools and communities across the country. Their current focus is on policies, practices, and large-scale systemic transformation, which includes facilitating the National Initiative for Transforming Student and Learning Supports.