Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2004 Art Education Teaching Certification, 2020 Master of Arts in Teaching, 2021
Ms. La'Shay M. Williams
Greetings Humboldt Families and Community Partners,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! My name is Ms. Williams. I am a free-spirited artist who loves experiencing art with children! I believe that art is the highest form of expression of the soul and develops the holistic child.
I have worked for St. Louis Public Schools for over seven years, serving as a building substitute teacher, literacy fellow, and Sped ICA. I currently teach preschool art at Stix ECC and elementary art at Humboldt AHL. I am grateful to be part of the educational journey as our students blossom and learn to express themselves creatively and demonstrate their learning authentically, artistically, and intelligently.
I began freelancing in 2012 as a fashion designer, painter, and choreographer. My collections were exhibited at the Regional Arts Commission, SLU Busch Student Center, and the PHD Gallery. I have also been featured in The St. Louis American and St. Louis Magazine.
In May 2004, I graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago with my BFA. I earned my teaching certification in May 2020 and MAT from Lindenwood University, May 2021. I am also a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, inducted in March 2020.
I am purpose-driven and passionate about helping children heal, learn more about themselves, and explore the world through a creative lens. My teaching philosophy is, "Use your gifts to help humanity heal." Art is powerfully pervasive and can impact every part of the child, academically, socially, down to their most fragile needs. I want to make a difference and believe our gifts are most valuable when shared in selfless service to others.