JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Elizabeth Williams is a Knoxville native who started student teaching at Science Hill while still in college. She recently began her career on the Hill at the beginning of the school year.
She teaches 9th through 12-grade science and says the best part of her job is explaining how important the subject is and how it is everywhere.
Williams loves the ‘aha’ moments that happens when a student connects a school lesson with real world applications. She says the key to her success is making class fun like on this day when students played a game as they reviewed material for a class.
“I understand a lot of what they are interested in. It’s not so foreign to me. So a lot of times we like to talk about science in those interests that they have. We make jokes that they understand. It’s what they think is cool,” said Williams.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Williams. This week’s Educator of the Week.