Mr. Jason Williams -
6-8 STEM & Technology Lead
This is my 19th year of teaching and my tenth year with STREAM after spending the previous 8 years at Roosevelt Elementary School, in Redwood City, CA teaching 5th Grade. I grew up in San Carlos, CA, which is in the San Francisco Bay Area halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. I attended Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo then went on to the University of San Diego where I majored in Diversified Liberal Arts with a Concentration in History. I earned my teaching credential from Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, California and recently completed my Assistive Technology Certificate from Cal State Northridge and my Single Subject Credential in Computer Science from Chico State.
I wasn't always sure that teaching was going to be my profession. School was not always easy for me, but with determination, the desire to learn, and good role models I challenged myself to become a good student and realized I had something to offer, the "fun of learning". With my interest in technology, I have created a technology-rich classroom affording my students the opportunity to get a sampling of what the future holds for them in their education and beyond. My mission is to provide an effective classroom learning environment while making the process of learning engaging, challenging, and most of all fun. I strive to challenge my students to their full potential. In doing so, my students have won the Biz World Challenge in 2012 and 2013. In 2014 I was honored to receive the J. Russell Kent Award from the San Mateo County School Boards Association for my Pencil Box News program which I continue to produce at STREAM. This award is given to innovative and outstanding classroom programs.
When I am not spending time teaching or prepping for class, I enjoy all types of sports. I am a loyal fan of the San Francisco Giants, 49ers, and Sharks, and bits if my enthusiasm for these teams are visible in my classroom. I enjoy golf and I am constantly striving to keep my drives straight and on the fairway. I enjoy all forms of technology, having built computers and components from scratch. There isn't a technology issue I shy away from and enjoy the challenge of solving the difficult problem. I have two brothers, two nieces, two nephews, and a dog named Charlie, and my phone is full of country music.
I made the decision to move to the Chico-Oroville area as my family moved here eleven years ago and accepted a teaching position with STREAM in its inaugural year. I am excited to be a part of this team that has worked so diligently over the past ten years to bring this new and innovative school to this community for your students.
My goal at STREAM is to create a positive, productive, and fun filled Computer Science classroom experience that I look forward to sharing with all students. I encourage you to take the opportunity to keep up with what is happening in our classroom through my class website which can be located at www.schooldaystoday.com. The website is currently being updated but please take a moment to browse the site to get an understanding of what you can expect. As the school year progresses, I hope you will find the site to be helpful and informative.
email - email@example.com
Phone - (530) 534-1633
Class Website - www.schooldaystoday.com