Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Minor in History, Iowa State University, 2000. Juris Doctorate, Washington University School of Law, 2003. Master of Arts in Teaching, Webster University, 2019
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.”
A1/B5 8:15 - 9:45
Tech break 9:45 - 9:55
A2/B6 9:55 - 11:25
Lunch 11:25 - 11:55
A3/B7 11:55 - 1:25
Tech break 1:25 - 1:35
A4/B8 1:35 - 3:12
Online attendance is mandatory.
My name is Ben Williams. I was born and raised in Papillion, Nebraska, a suburb of Omaha. I attended Iowa State University, graduating in 2000 with a major in philosophy and a minor in history. After graduating from Iowa State, I moved to St. Louis to attend law school at Washington University. I graduated in 2003 and began the practice of law here in St. Louis, practicing civil litigation for the better part of a decade. After walking away from law, I obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University in order to teach social studies.
The goal I have for my students is that they will become leaders and problem-solvers in their community. I hope to help facilitate my students' education so they can find their passion and purpose in life, both while they are Northwest and after they move on to the next chapter of their lives. In order to make a positive change in our community, in our city, in our country, and in our world, I believe students first have to understand how our society works. In both 10th Grade Law and 11th Grade Government, I demand that my students think critically, learn about the world around them, and engage their classroom activities with grit and determination.
Please do not hesitate to contact me via email with any questions or concerns.
It is likely that there will be technological issues accessing meetings with laptops sometime during this school session. It is highly recommended that students download the Microsoft Teams app to their cellular phones, tablets, and any other device that might assist them in accessing online materials. Again, if your student is having problems accessing online meetings, please email me immediately.