Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts and Science in Elementary Education - Minor Educational Psychology -Harris_Stowe State University 2016 Master of Arts in Education - Lindenwood University 2017 1st-6th Grade Teaching Certification K-12 Special Reading Certification
Ms. Ribbon Williams EdS
Education is endless. Albert Einstein said it best- “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.”
My name is Ribbon Williams and I am a proud 2016 graduate of Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU). I graduated from HSSU with a Bachelor of Arts and Science- in Elementary Education and a minor in Educational Psychology. Additionally I obtained my Master of Arts in Education in 2017 and my Educational Specialist-Instructional Leadership degree from Lindenwood University in 2019. I am certified to teach 1-6 grade and K-12 special reading through The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
I am the mother of 6 amazing children and grandmother of 2 equally amazing grandchildren (1 more on the way). I am currently at the beginning of my fourth year teaching and I am also a full-time student seeking my EdD (Doctor of Education).
My accomplishments and professional development include:
-Marilyn Burns Math Solutions Training -Maryville University. -Teach for America Partner Teacher- Selected by Saint Louis Pubic School District to serve as instructional mentors to Teach for America Teacher Interns. -Education Plus: Professional Learning Community summer academy- Professional Development in areas specific to growth in school improvement philosophy and processes in preparation for team leadership roles in transforming schools into a professional learning community. -Math Talks Trained Educator -Saint Louis Plan Intern Graduate- SLPS -Facilitated Summer School Professional Development Sessions -Nominated by Collegial Institution to take part in pilot study for the development of education certification testing (Participation completed). -University Accreditation focus group participant. -1st year teacher focus group for education program development. -Urban Mathematics Institute project participant- Focus to improve mathematics achievement for young students in grades 3-5 through an intensive professional development program is designed to increase mathematics content knowledge and teaching skills.
My passion for education is ongoing and I am excited to learn with you and your students this year.
If you have and questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via email.
Favorite Book: The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Favorite Teacher: Cindy Caldwell because she understood how to teach students like me!
Favorite Weekend Activity: Traveling and shopping.