Headshot of Adam Weldai

Education: B.A. American Studies, 2010; M.A. Education / Teaching History, 2011; Educational Leadership / Administration, CAGS, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 2017

Current Location: Malden, MA

Current Occupation: Assistant principal, Chelsea, MA Public Schools

Previous Occupations: Principal resident, Malden Public Schools, Malden, MA; history teacher, Belmont Public Schools, Belmont, MA; history teacher, Arlington Public Schools, Arlington, MA

Tufts-affiliated Activities: mentor, Tufts Community Union Senate; member, Tufts Education Network; alumni host, Tufts Senior Dinner; past member, Student Issues and Young Alumni Committee; past officer, Tufts Reunion Class Gift; past member, Back to the Hill Reunion Planning Committee

Other Professional / Volunteer Affiliations and Activities: Former elected vice chairman, Malden, MA Municipal School Committee; past member and division officer, Massachusetts Association of School Committees; past board president, Malden Access Television; past board vice president, Temple Tifereth Israel, Malden, MA; member, Master Plan Steering Committee for Malden, MA

Candidate Statement:

As a high school student I was lucky enough to have six student teachers from Tufts in my classrooms. As an aspiring educator myself, I could see how much they loved their school and the experience they were having—I knew exactly where I wanted to be. I had no idea what an impact Tufts would have when I was fortunate enough to have been accepted and matriculated. As a first-generation college student I was blessed to have received the financial support necessary to attend Tufts and to have had the values of civic engagement and empathy instilled in me during my time there. My relationships formed with my peers and professors will last a lifetime. I knew upon graduation that I had an obligation to support and stay involved with the place that had given me so much. From participating in alumni activities and committees, to taking the mission of civic engagement with me into my personal and professional life, I am proud to be a Jumbo and share our Tufts values. I hope to put my energy and passion for Tufts to work on the Alumni Council and humbly ask for your support.