"Telling is not teaching. Lecture is not learning."
Meet Mr. Wil
I hope that you find this site to be useful and interesting to you! I am blessed to be involved with a diverse arrangement of educational organizations and commitments; my goal with this site is to share my experience with anyone who visits and to use my positions to further contribute to the development of young people. Thank you for stopping by!
Experience - Introduction
In 2012, I discovered my passion for working with youth in the school setting when I began volunteering with and later working for Junior Achievement of East TN.
Presently, I work as an Instructional Assistant (Clinton City Schools), Child Development Program Teacher for primarily Spanish speaking children (Centro Hispano de East TN), and ESL Teacher for Chinese students (VIPKID, Beijing).
I obtained my Masters in Elementary Education from Lincoln Memorial University (Knoxville, TN) and received my K-5 teaching license. I graduated from the University of TN in 2016 with a B.A. in Communication Studies.
My goal is to do everything I can to contribute to the happy, healthy, and wholesome academic, cultural, and social development of children.
I believe that children present a great opportunity to the world. I strive to play my part in helping fulfill that opportunity.
Creating Opportunities for Growth
Throughout my various roles, I have worked both independently and collaboratively with colleagues and community organizations to create enriching experiences that contribute to kids' wholesome and diverse development.
These opportunities happen both in and out of the classroom environment. I have coordinated student, classroom, and family trips to organizations such as Zoo Knoxville, Oakes Farm, the MUSE Knoxville, and JA BizTown. In the classroom, I have designed and implemented individualized literacy curriculum for English Language Learners, developed lesson plans for students in the Special Education environment and other students with IEP goals for math and reading.
Discover some of the opportunities I have created for children, as well as the experiences that made them possible, by checking out the following pages:
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