Degrees and Certifications:
-Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz,New York -AMI Montessori Certification, Denver, Colorado -Master's Degree in Education from Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland
Hello! My name is Alisha Williams! I live in the Dixon area with my daughter Sofia and our Golden Retriever, Maggie Moo Moo. This will be my 13th year teaching in Onslow County. Before teaching in a public school, I spent 6 years teaching at a private Montessori School in my home state, New York.
I am originally from Long Island, New York. My parents still live in the same house I grew up in. I wish they would move here, but I do love to visit! Long Island has a lot of great beaches (like here) and lots of little towns that are all so different.
I gradutated with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education and Psychology from the State University of New York, New Paltz. I received Montessori Certification in Denver, Colorado. I graduated from Loyola University, Maryland with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education.
Most of my experience as a teacher has been with elementary school children. At the very beginning of my career, I was a teacher assistant at a public school in New York for children with special needs (all ages).
Soon I was given the opportunity to teach at a private Montessori School for a computer software company-CA. There, I taught children from 3-6 years old (mixed age classrooms) until they completed kindergarten. I enjoyed working at this school for 6 years. During these years I received an AMI Montessori Certification and a Master's Degree in Education. My last year at the Montessori school I was trained as a director to open a new school in Tampa, Florida.
My next goal was to try public school as a teacher. A family member suggested coming to North Carolina. This is my 12th year teaching in Onslow County Schools. I taught for 2 years at Hunter's Creek Elementary and transferred to Dixon Elementary. Here, I taught first grade my first year and now happily teach kindergarten.