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Mr. Sam Williams
I’m originally from just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and am still a loyal fan of all of the Philly sports teams. I moved to Ocala in July of 2004. My experience as an educator is extensive and varied, with most of my teaching having been done at the 5th and 6th grade levels.
I graduated from West Chester University in 1982 with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Mathematics that qualifies me as an Elementary/Middle Level Math Specialist. I also hold a BFA in Painting, a Master’s Degree in Studio Art from Michigan State University, and have experience teaching the arts and humanities across the curriculum, from pre-school to the university level.
During my career, I have been a faculty member of a U.S. Department of Education National School of the Year, served as a frequent lecturer and panelist on the topics of creativity, learning, teaching, multiple intelligences, and art, and have been named to Who’s Who Among American Teachers, the 2013 Editions of Covington Who's Who and Biltmore's Executive & Professional Who's Who, as well as having been designated as Highly Effective and was voted Teacher of the Year at Madison Street Academy of Visual & Performing Arts!
I’ve taught gifted education, Title 1 remedial Math, and inclusion classes. What I’m most proud of, however, was being selected for the Excellence in Teaching Citation and the Dean’s Medal of Excellence at Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor and Graduate Teaching Assistant. I also taught abroad in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria, as well as having done coursework in Italy and Mexico. My artwork hangs in collections domestically and around the world, and I am proud to have been selected in 2004 to represent the United States at the international Biennale dell'Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy.
I love art, gardening, reading, music, movies, computers, sports, and learning almost anything at all. I have a wonderful wife, Janet, and two terrific daughters, Kendra (31) and Emlyn (26).
Teaching is a joy for me, and I look forward to working with the students and to getting to know the parents and community here at Wyomina Park. If you have any questions, please call me here at extension 53857 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!