Ms. Bianca Adams joined North Penn during its hectic transition into virtual learning. She was previously a basketball coach at Abington Friends School and is now a guidance counselor for seniors and the new assistant athletic director at North Penn.
“I knew from high school that I wanted to be a school counselor just because my counselor had such an impact on me, and I feel like he was really helpful in shaping who I am today. I was like wow! If my counselor had that sort of impact on me, I would like to impact as many students as I can in that same way,” Adams said.
A student can walk into guidance having a great day or a bad day, whatever situation a student is going through, as a guidance counselor, Adams aspires to make their day better.
“I love working with students… Being able to talk to students and help them with their goals and their passions. That is something I look forward to every single day,” Adams explained.
As the new assistant athletic director, Adams has the opportunity to meet more students and interact with them outside of guidance.
“I am very happy to be in this role… I only work with seniors’ last names H-O. So it allows me to work with other students in a different capacity and get to know larger amounts of students in grades 9 to 12,” Adams added.
During her time at North Penn, many of the staff members value her as a positive role model because she is willing to be open-minded and ask questions.
“Ms. Adams has been a great addition to the Athletic Department. She has been willing to observe, ask questions and present new ideas to better the experiences for our students and coaches,” said Atheltic Director Don Walsh.
One of her main goals is to meet more student-athletes because she did not have the opportunity to create connections with students due to Covid last year. Additionally, she hopes to develop the sports teams further.
“As I continue in my role, I get to know the winter athletes very well, and they get to know me… especially dealing with the challenge of Covid-19, having to wear masks, and not getting to know students as much because they might be virtual,” Adams said.
Starting her new position last November, she was able to help out with a few games towards the end of the fall season.
“I assist[ed] with working on the website, scheduling, when it comes to game days being present, and making sure everything is running smoothly,” Adams added.
The transition into her new role has been smooth as she received help from Mr. Don Walsh and Mrs. Linda Law.
“I was able to overview what Mr. Walsh does. He was very great in supporting me in getting used to what my new role would look like and introducing me to things I might have not been sure about before. Mr. Walsh has been extremely patient and Mrs. Law as well. She has been very helpful in helping me transition into my new role,” Adams explained.
Adams loves her time at North Penn and plans on staying. Since last year started off virtually that was challenging for her, but her home office was supportive in getting her through the tough times.
“I love the diversity that we have here at North Penn and I am looking forward to seeing how our district can continue to be culturally competent and inclusive to all. That’s one thing I love about North Penn that we have an intentional focus on diversity and equity,” Adams added.