for Alabama State Board of Education

Adam Jortner

An Alabama Educator.
An award-winning historian.
A father who cares about schools.
A candidate for the Alabama State Board of Education.


Meet Adam

Alabama Educator.

Award-winning historian.

Father of Two.

Candidate for the Alabama State Board of Education.

Adam Jortner comes from a family of teachers, and he knows that teaching is one of the hardest and most important jobs, because teachers serve the future of our country.

Adam has been teaching history at Auburn University for the better part of a decade. He’s taught classes on the history of the U.S., Christianity, and Thomas Jefferson. He has published two books on religious liberty.

Before coming to Alabama, Adam worked with national educational companies, including Scholastic and Kaplan.

He was also part of the writing team for the TV show Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? 

He lives in Auburn with his wife, Emily, and their two sons, Charlie and Sam.


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We need your help! Campaign volunteer work will consist mainly of placing signs, hosting meet and greets,  canvassing, and phone banking. We’ll also need people to write letters to the editor for local papers about Adam.

Volunteers will be needed starting in the summer, usually in the afternoon.


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