Dr. Gregory K. Adkins has served the School District of Lee County for 29 years. Descended from a long line of educators, Dr. Adkins is passionate about providing the best educational system in the world for the children in our community.
Influenced by his own writing, “The Education Revolution – A Theory for Action,” Dr. Adkins co-authored Vision 2020, the school district’s strategic plan. Vision 2020 defines a specific course of action to implement key, researched based recommendations and strategies surrounding four goals: Increasing Student Achievement, Hiring and Retaining Effective and Highly Effective Employees, Increasing Family and Community Engagement, and Becoming a Model Continuous Improvement Organization.
Prior to taking the position of Superintendent in 2015, Dr. Adkins spent 13 years as the Chief Human Resources Officer, and 2½ years as Chief Operations Officer for the District.
In his role as Chief Operations Officer, Dr. Adkins supervised the planning for the new Bonita Springs High School, and continued development of the District’s Student Assignment program.
As the Chief Human Resources Office, Dr. Adkins improved internal processes for maintaining employee information, processing new hires and paying employees. He authored and implemented salary incentives for teachers in hard to serve schools and subjects, and created the Teacher Leader program. He also served as the Executive Sponsor for the PeopleSoft project, overseeing deployment of the largest technology initiative in the District’s history.
While serving in HR and Operations, Dr. Adkins was the Chief Negotiator for the district. Working alongside the District’s labor and teachers’ unions, he negotiated and ratified a historic number of contracts, and was instrumental in increasing salaries and creating career ladders for District employees.
Prior to his work at the District, Dr. Adkins spent a combined 13 years as a principal, assistant principal and science teacher, a position his daughter now holds in the District.
Dr. Adkins completed his Doctorate Degree at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. His Master’s Degree was completed at the University of South Florida, Tampa and his undergraduate work was completed at the University of Akron, Ohio. Go ZIPS!
Outside of education, Dr. Adkins is interested in sustainable living and spends his free time maintaining the small farm he owns with his wife Teresa. He has completed three Iron Man Triathlons and is an avid runner. He sits on the Board of Directors for the United Way, the Executive Boards of Healthy Lee and the Foundation of Lee County Public Schools and currently serves as President of the East Fort Myers Rotary Club.