Grace Williams, a curriculum resource teacher at Jacksonville's Carter G. Woodson Electronic Technology for Elementary Education Magnet School, believes that technology skills combined with strong academics can help diminish racism and narrow the opportunity gap that so many minorities encounter. When she trains other teachers to become technologically adept, Mrs. Williams gives them skills to better reach young people and help prepare them for the future. During her years as a fourth-grade teacher, she developed technology-integrated curricula, established classroom learning centers, started after-school computer tutoring programs for students and their families, and held technology in-service training. Mrs. Williams has received numerous distinctions for her exemplary work in education, including the 1998 Florida Teacher of the Year award.
1990 University of North Florida, B.A.