Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Sociology & Social Work Eastern Connecticut State University M.S. Sociology Purdue University Ph.D. Sociology Purdue University
Dr. Andrea S. Williams
Before I introduce myself, I want you to know that you can reach me by phone during my Office Hours. On A-days my Office Hours are from 12noon to 1:40pm. On B-days my Office Hours are from 8:30 to 9:45am. Please call the school's main number (571.252.2220) and ask to speak with me.
If you'd prefer to email, my address is Andrea.Williams@LCPS.ORG.
You may also follow me on Twitter: @awilliams2k.
Now back to an introduction: I enjoy technology and engineering, but mostly enjoy working with middle-school aged students. In fact, I am the mother of a middle-school aged son and I find this stage of development to be extraordinarily exciting as young people are beginning to explore their independence and develop critical thinking skills.
I came to Belmont Ridge as a "career switcher" after spending several years out of the paid labor force to care for my son. Prior to being a "stay-at-home" mom, I was a university professor. While I have found a few similarities between teaching university students and 7th graders, for the most part my former and current careers offer differing challenges and rewards. In my role as a middle-school teacher, I like to think I am having a positive impact on the development of young persons' cognitive development as well as preparing them for their futures in the workforce.