Phyllis Adams was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and raised in Nenana. She is Athabascan and a member of the Toghotthele Village Corporation and a shareholder of Doyon Limited. She graduated from Nenana High School and attended University of Alaska Fairbanks graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education. Phyllis retired from the Anchorage School District after 25 years as an elementary teacher. She is married with two children and four grandchildren. Previous boards Phyllis has served on include: UAF Student National Education Association, Toghotthele Corporation, Johnson O’Malley Education Program, and the Kids Corporation. The vision of honoring Alaskan Native heritage and education is where she feels she can contribute from past experiences. She has worked with elementary students from many cultures and languages.