2015 Award Citation
School Psychology Program
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Anthony Adamowski, M.Ed. 1991
Mr. Adamowski’s commitment to professional achievement, service to society and support to our program is exemplary. His roles within CPS have always been focused on supporting the students, the staff, the families and the community to secure the best educational experiences available. He has been able to work within the schools to develop and implement a range of programs that are preventative when possible, but that also help to implement systems that allow all students a fair and appropriate evaluation and intervention when necessary.
Now as the Senior Manager of School Psychology, he is responsible for overseeing the work of two school psychology coordinators, five lead school psychologists, and a city-wide staff of approximately 200, and he is working to transform the face of urban school psychology in CPS by leading a department transition from a traditional diagnostic assessment role to one of providing integrated comprehensive school psychological services.
Mr. Adamowski is very active in our State Professional Organization ISPA - Illinois School Psychology Association and has served as President twice. He continues to take a leadership role in our national organization NASP - National Association for School Psychology. He was the Illinois Delegate and on Executive Council for 6 years, planning the summer conferences and working on many committees. He has contributed to the skill training/professional development of hundreds of school psychologists.
Our students, who have been lucky enough to work with him, continue to reach out to him for guidance and mentoring and value that experience as one of the most important of their professional educational careers.
There are very few opportunities for us to applaud someone who has made so many contributions to our field and continues to share his expertise with each of us.
Mr Adamowski is currently the Senior Manager of School Psychology in Chicago Public Schools.