I am excited about all of the additional professional development opportunities that I will be exposed to through KSTF, and the growth I will experience in my teaching practice.
Constance Williams 2013 Fellow
2013 Fellow Rodriguez High School Fairfield, California
Constance was introduced to the natural world at an early age. Her father’s constant questioning and emphasis on critical thinking, and her mother’s moral support, encouraged Constance as a learner.
Despite her love of biology, she disliked mathematics by the time she reached high school. An outstanding calculus teacher transformed her view on the subject and sparked an interest in teaching. She hopes to be able to do the same for her future students with regard to science.
Constance earned a bachelor’s degree in general biology from California State University Long Beach and her secondary teaching credential from the Rex and Margaret Fortune School of Education. She “loves teaching students new concepts, pushing them to think more critically and to go outside the box, making them understand that science is not a subject to fear, but rather an exciting new way to look at the world.” In her spare time, Constance runs the cheerleading program at her school. As a former cheerleader and an advocate for cheer as a sport, she enjoys this task immensely. In summer 2013, she will begin the coursework necessary to earn a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of the Pacific.