Hello and Welcome!
My name is Melissa Williams and I'm excited to join the Willow Wood Junior High family this coming school year. I have just transitioned from a neighboring district where I taught for fifteen years. During that time I dived deep into teaching Language Arts, Texas History, U.S. History and multiple GT courses throughout the time there.
I truly enjoyed my time there but was ready to move closer to home and to join theTomball area and thought I would also join in the growing and dynamic community that I already call home.
In the Spring of 1996 graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Minor in Geography. Although, I have always had a deep interest in history and in 2015 received my Masters in History from SNHU.
History is not only a vibrant collection of content and meanings, but even more so a rich opportunity to reflect on our own lives today. Some will say "history is dead," but they forget they are living in history and shaping the world around them every day.
I'm honored and humbled to be a member of not just the educational community, not just Willow Wood, but most importantly apart of your student's growth and educational development.
We will learn together this year. We will struggle together in growth and development this year. Do not lose heart the struggle is good and refines us for greater works and and greater opportunities. Embrace the struggle and define our impact on our world through that opportunity.
"Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it." - John Locke
If you need to contact me after school hours please email me at email@example.com.
Don't wait to email me as when I leave campus there is a small window that I will still reply to emails. Soon after leaving campus though is the time devoted to family and loved ones, I look forward to sharing the year with each of you.
1) Treat others as you want to be treated
2) Bring supplies to class
3) Come to class on time and ready within 20 seconds of the tardy bell
4) Stay open to comments and thoughts of others
5) This is a class of respect: Active participation required
6) Be ready to learn, teach, help and have fun