I have always enjoyed working with students and teaching people new things! I grew up in the Scottsdale area and volunteered in elementary schools as early as High School. In 2003, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Studies and Child Development from Arizona State University and began my career in education by teaching in a preschool. After working in a preschool setting for three years, I decided I needed a new challenge, so I returned to school to complete a Master’s program at The University of Phoenix. I earned an M.A.Ed. in K-12 Special Education in 2006 and began working in special education classrooms at a public school.
I have over 13 years of experience as an educator in preschool through 4th grade, working with children on the Autism spectrum, ADD and ADHD, as well as other learning disabilities. I currently work as a school administrator, after earning a second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University in May 2014. I also hold an Autism Specialist Certification (PBIS) from Northern Arizona University, a Wilson Reading Systems Level 1 and Dyslexia certification, and a reading endorsement.
I have worked with Peak academics since 2013 as both a tutor and an evaluator for our comprehensive educational evaluations. I love working with students to support them with challenges they may have as well as to help determine what might help them to be more successful. Each student is a unique individual and I enjoying finding ways to connect with them so that I can help support their learning.
When I am not working you will find me outdoors enjoying an active lifestyle. I am a certified SCUBA diver, avid hiker, and ran my first half marathon in June. I am currently training for a full marathon and a triathlon!
I am currently Peak’s primary evaluator for Comprehensive Educational Evaluations.
”Mrs. Williams was kind, professional, very encouraging and made the tutoring sessions fun for my girls. Her kind and loving nature comes through in the work she does with the children. The children adore her.”