By Jalona Webb, Features Writer
Mrs. Alexandria Williams, Science Teacher, received the award of Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. Many coworkers, students and friends were ecstatic that she received it.
“This accomplishment made me feel proud! It made me feel as if my coworkers valued and respected what I did in the classroom. I make a difference, not only in my classroom, but throughout the entire school,” Williams said.
Williams has all the characteristics required for this award.
“I continually advocate for students, make changes in a child’s life, promote parental involvement, build relationships with the faculty and staff and ensure…parents have the skills to be successful advocates for their children,” Williams said.
Students who have taken her previously and who are taking her class currently believe Williams is the perfect teacher for this achievement.
Williams’s humor and enlightening personality make her science classes a favorite for students.
“Mrs. Williams is a great teacher. She makes learning fun and knows how to connect with students. I really enjoy her class,” Sophomore Diamonita Tyler said.
Williams’ enthusiasm to teach and interactions with the youth make students feel really interested in the material they are taught.
Not only is she appreciated by students, but her coworkers recognize her efforts as well.
“She is very professional, dedicated and always puts her students’ needs first,” Coach Dameon Franklin, English teacher, said.
Williams has been a member of Keenan’s staff for four years.
Williams encourages students to use their brains while breaking the material down, so they understand. She teaches thoroughly and wholeheartedly. Her energy, the way she relates schoolwork to real-life and her truthful nature make Williams the Teacher of the Year.