"Make hay while the sun shines because time and tide wait for no man. School days are definitely the best!"
Phone Number: 410-377-5192 ext. 3210
Joined Boys' Latin: 2007
Middle School Science
Advisor, Eighth Grade
Coach, First Lego League (FLL) Robotics
Hometown: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Education & Professional Training:
B.S., University of Sierra Leone
M.A., Goucher College
Teacher, Freetown Secondary School for Girls
Teacher, The Sierra Leone Grammar School
Substitute Teacher, Baltimore City Schools
Intern, Anne Arundel Public School System
Teacher, Baltimore County Schools
Professional Teacher's Certificate, Maryland State Department of Education
Awards, Honors and Recognition:
Colbert Enrichment Award, 2010, The Boys' Latin School
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2006
Teaching At BL:
Mrs. Williams is curious by nature and brings this curiosity to her lessons by encouraging her students to learn by discovery and inquiry. "Thought-provoking questions allow my students to go beyond the obvious and think out of their comfort zone."
Mrs. Williams loves teaching middle school, especially eighth graders, because as she says "this age group is at the crossroads of their academic life. It takes a lot of patience and love to deal with them. This is the age when students are trying to discover themselves. And when they have teachers they can trust, the puzzle of life falls into place."
Mrs. Williams thinks that it is important that BL students "make hay while the sun shines," meaning that they are young, energetic, and under parent guidance, so they should hold fast to the opportunities at hand because, soon enough, they will become adults and, at that point, they will be fending for themselves.
Given her world experiences, Mrs. Williams follows both national and international politics. The television shows she likes the most - The Amazing Race and Survivor - also reflect her intercultural life perspectives. Not surprisingly, if she wins the lottery, she'll be touring the world.
She and her husband, Jonathan, have two boys. On weekends, you can find her teaching Sunday school at her church.