About The CEO & Founder
Shemicka Adams is the founder of Home of Potential and Excellence (H.O.P.E). She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has 10 years experience working with children with special needs. In 2009, Shemicka moved from Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a teaching career. She received her master’s degree in special education and a certification in applied behavior analysis from Lipscomb University. She taught special education with the Metro Nashville Public School District for six years. During her teaching career, she served elementary and middle school students with special needs. She served as her grade level department chair, a teacher mentor, and as the site director for her school’s before and after school program. She was chosen by her school staff to receive the “Awesome Apple Award”. This is an award the administrator created to allow teachers and staff to celebrate each other. Shemicka was also chosen as one of the featured alumni’s for Mississippi State University’s 60th year anniversary celebration.
Shemicka is very passionate about H.O.P.E's vision. Her passion comes from working with children with specials needs and/or challenging behaviors and their families. Every parent wants what is best for their child, but sometimes they simply don't know "HOW". Oftentimes, she was a listening ear to frustrated and overwhelmed parents. They work hard to make sure they are able to feed and clothe their child. However, it becomes difficult to maintain a job when they have to pick their child up from school due to behavior, they have to take off for multiple therapy appointments, they have to be off in time to pick their child up after school due to the lack of adequate childcare options, and the list goes on. Shemicka wanted to be an avenue of HOPE for these families. Therefore, Home of Potential and Excellence was birthed to be a solution to this problem. She looks forward to making a greater impact while providing HOPE to families, the community as well as the world.