Our members are weaving the threads of education every day with people of all ages across the country. They are involved in improving lives and the overall well-being of our communities. With over 4000 members strong, NCCE would like to introduce you to a few peers. Every month we will take a snapshot of active NCCE members and find out what they are doing to make a difference in technology education.
In it Together: NCCE Members Making a Difference
NAME and TITLE: Kelly Williams, CTE Instructor, Blended Learning and Technology Coach.
SCHOOL DISTRICT: DeWitt High School/Clinton County RESA
NCCE MEMBER SINCE: 2014
Share with us – what is one new initiative you are working on in your district?
As an instructor I am always working on new ideas to inspire my youth entrepreneurs. Integrated into my Entrepreneurship class are two class businesses, a coffee shop and a print shop that are completed student driven. As a blended learning and tech coach, I work with teachers to improve current practices, create and deliver model lessons, and research new technology trends to be implemented in the curriculum. I love it when a teacher says … I want to do X and then I give them technology options and watch them light up!
On my spare time, I am the ladies head track & field coach and Business Professionals of America Advisor at DeWitt High School.
What is one strategy you use to have a more productive workday?
Stay organized. I use technology to organize my life. I am a big “to do” list person who actually looks at the “to do” list and checks off completed tasks.
Name one thing your “mama always told you”?
Work hard and be kind to others! My parents stressed the importance of being where you say you will be and being there on time.
When you “unplug” – what do you like to do?
I love to boat and spend time at the lake. I have three beautiful granddaughters and time with them is precious.
Where was your last training for NCCE?
I just came back from Geneva, Illinois and am heading to Nashville, Tennessee tomorrow for a 2-day MIE training.