Grade 4 Teacher
A Graland parent as well as teacher, Ms. Williams will tell you that the school community is more like a family to her and her son.
Impacting Students My fourth graders are focusing on the theme of “kindness” and thinking about others in our community and what we can do to brighten their day. Recently, they read a picture book focusing on words of action like “create,” “fail,” “inspire,” “impact,” and “vision.” They immediately thought of a teacher in our community and realized that all of these words reminded them of her, and they wanted to create a book of their own with words about this teacher that explain why she is so amazing. This impromptu project embodies what I love about teaching at Graland.
Lifelong Learner Cultural competency trainer Rosetta Lee continues to have an impact on me. Her ability to tell it like it is, back it up with research, and use humor to get her message across is inspiring. She recently presented to the kids about Pump Ups and No Joke Zones. I was able to build off of what she said to show my students how to coexist respectfully and look out for each other.
Feels Rewarded When ... I accomplished something important and made a difference. I love when a reluctant writer proudly comes to me with a huge smile and a completed piece of work.
Outside the Classroom I’m ... Playing with my 3-year-old son.
Hometown Boston, MA
Joined Graland in ... 2006
Also Known As ... Grade 4 Team Leader; Literacy PLC, Technology PLC, History PLC, Hiring Committee Member; Admissions Committee Member; Stanley Resident Program Mentor; Faculty Buddy; Soccer Coach; Differentiation Cohort Member; Diversity Cohort Member, SEED Member (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)
Education MA, University of Colorado BS, James Madison University
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.