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Mr. Henry Williams III
A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Henry now resides in Reston, VA. Henry has been working in education since 2002. Spending most of his time teaching the fine arts, specifically music, Henry has developed a unique style of teaching and mentoring that has proven to be successful in many of the programs he has been a part of. Henry currently works for Loudoun County Public Schools, where he is the Coordinator for the Student PeeR Tutoring Environment(SPRiTE) at Lightridge High School. He also serves as the Percussion Director for Freedom High School. This is Henry's first year at both campuses and his first year working for Loudoun County Public Schools.
Besides having taught music for the last 22 years, Henry served in the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marines, he became a member of “The Commandants Own; The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps”. Serving from 2005-2009, Sgt. Williams filled roles as an arranger and instructor for the battery and section leader for the bassline. While in the Marine drum and bugle corps, Henry had the opportunity to perform all over the U.S. and the world in such places as Paris, France, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Ontario, Canada. Besides multiple military ceremonies and events, his involvement provided multiple opportunities to perform on television; noteworthy appearances include the “PBS Capitol Fourth Celebration” and “Fox and Friends” morning news show. Following his time in The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, Henry transitioned into a combat logistics unit as a Team Leader with PRP CO. Detatchment (-), HQSVC BN, 4th MLG stationed in Anacostia, VA. This transition led to Henry deploying to the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010.
Outside of teaching music, Henry enjoys being with his family and pets. He has a deep love and appreciation for medicine, firefighting, public service and anything animal related. Henry is a proudly endorsed artist of Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Zildjian Cymbals and Ludwig-Musser Percussion.