To ease her sixth graders' transition into middle school, teacher Angie Williams begins the year with a week-long "School Tour" unit at Riversprings Middle School in Crawfordville, familiarizing students with the school and setting a positive tone for the year. To give her students equal access to technology despite having only one computer in the classroom, Ms. Williams created the "Science EXTRAVAGANZA!" program, in which the computer becomes one of several hands-on learning stations around the room through which groups of students rotate each week. For four years, Ms. Williams led an interdisciplinary team of teachers in reviewing and field-testing curricular units for Stanford University's Middle Grades Life Science Curriculum Project. A National Board Certified teacher, Ms. Williams mentors other teachers pursuing National Board Certification through the Florida Excellent Teaching Program.
1977 University of North Florida, B.A.