Miriam Adams

Hanceville Middle School is proud to be a participant in the Alabama Math and Science Technology Initiative (AMSTI).  AMSTI  promotes the use of hands-on learning activities for teaching science and math in Alabama schools.

In my 8th grade science classes, students will study chemistry and physics.  Students will spend approximately 3 days in the laboratory per week.  Typical activities will include splitting water and building roller coasters. In addition to my science classes, I teach a career prep class and a reading intervention class.

I also sponsor the Junior National Honor Society.  

You may contact me via email at mcadams@ccboe.org.  To set up a conference, please call the school at 256-352-6175.

Class Items:

Students will not be issued a textbook.  We will use a class set of three textbooks: Glencoe Physical Science, Properties of Matter (1st semester Chemistry) and Energy, Machines, and Motion (2nd semester Physics). Students also have access to the Discovery Education Textbook online.

All students will need to maintain a notebook.  Students should bring the notebook, along with a pen or pencil, to class on a daily basis.


This is my 15th year teaching at Hanceville Middle School. Prior to teaching at HMS, I spent 22 years supervising clinical laboratories at Huntsville Hospital.  I am a licensed medical technologist with a specialty license in Hematology.  While at Huntsville Hospital, I served on the clinical faculty at Wallace State Hanceville, UAB, and Huntsville Cooperative School of Medical Technology.

I have been married to David Adams for 38 years. He is the former principal of Hanceville Elementary.  We have two sons, Andrew and Zachary.  Each of our children graduated from Hanceville High School.