After graduating with her B.S. Elementary Education degree from Lincoln University (Missouri), Anika Williams was excited to return to the greater Kansas City area to work with children. Anika has teaching experience in both elementary and middle school classes. During her educational journey, Anika served as grade-level chair and on both the district science and technology curriculum writing committees. Williams’ passion for education didn't just exist in the classroom. She has participated in several Depth of Knowledge alignment studies for various state assessments in the areas of ELA and science. Williams has written and scored test items for the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) in the areas of ELA and science. Her experience as a MAP Regional Facilitator allowed her to coach teachers in 22 school districts on how to strategies to improve their students' state assessment scores. In addition, she served as Urban Director III for STOM (Science Teachers of Missouri) and as a Programs Board Member for Science Pioneers. Anika Williams was selected as a Honeywell Educator and afforded the opportunity to train with other educators from 45 states and 35 countries around the world in Huntsville, Alabama. Williams currently serves as the STEAM Instructional at Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy.
Kansas City Star | Oct 14 , 2010 | Kansas City, MO