Bethany Williams

Bethany Williams

Hollygrove Lead Teacher - TK-1st Grade

Bethany.Williams@larchmontcharter.org

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I was born and raised in Southern California. I was very lucky in that I absolutely LOVED school as I was growing up. Actually, I never wanted it to end-which is why I chose the field of education. I consider myself a lifelong learner! Even after 24 years of classroom teaching, I find there is plenty more to learn about the art and science of teaching. I am also a very artistic person who looks for any and every opportunity to make and participate in art. I am an accomplished oil painter. I adore music I love to sing, play guitar and write songs that help kids learn new concepts. I also have recently begun serious study of jazz piano. I also adore almost any kind of dancing.

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
CSUN-ART

What is your highest degree held?
MASTERS

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I’VE ALWAYS HAD AN ORGANIC /NATURAL CONNECTION WITH KIDS
I BELIEVE THE WORK IS DEEPLY IMPORTANT FROM AN ACADEMIC, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL STANDPOINT.
I WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE MANY GOOD TEACHERS MODEL FOR ME WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN EDUCATED, CARING INDIVIDUAL , AND I WANT TO “PAY IT FORWARD.”

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
24 YEARS

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
IT’S HARD TO PICK ONE THING SO I’LL NAME TWO: THE GROWTH MINDSET AND THE INCLUSION MODEL. EVERY MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY FEELS WELCOME, SUPPORTED, AND NURTURED IN BECOMING THE BEST THEY CAN BE.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
CHARLOTTE’S WEB