Congratulations to ChanceLight Education teacher, Roderick Williams, for being recognized as Muscogee County School District’s ‘Teacher of the Month’ for January 2021!
Thank you, Mr. Williams, for all you do for students. You make us proud!
Get to know Mr. Williams:
What is your favorite part about being a teacher?
My favorite part about being a teacher is never having a boring day. I learn something new from my students each day. Watching every student grow and succeed in life is very important to me.
What motivated you to become a teacher?
I was motivated to become a teacher by my mother. She watched the way I interacted with children of all ages and encouraged me to become a teacher.
Who is someone you are inspired by and why?
My mother inspired me to become a teacher. As I worked on construction sites with my father as a kid, she always reminded me that I only had to be told once how to perform a job. She stated that I retained information well and that I should one day become a teacher.
What is your teacher motto or philosophy for leading your classes?
My motto for teaching is a quote from Benjamin Franklin: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” I like to keep my students involved in the classroom, which allows them to understand that they are just important as the teacher.
When you aren’t teaching, how do you like to spend your free time?
When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, giving back to the community and coaching sports.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
A fun fact about me is that I am a great cook and have won several cooking contests.