Angela Williamson is a third-grade teacher at Indian Creek Intermediate School.
Reporter Magen Kritsch recently asked her the following questions:
Why did you want to become a teacher?
As an elementary student, I struggled, but I was very fortunate to have supportive family and teachers. They both worked very hard with me and helped me grow into a very successful student. The many wonderful educators that I encountered during my school years inspired me to go into the teaching profession. I love guiding my students in their educational journey and helping them reach their fullest potential. My hope is that I can make a positive impact on their lives.
Name one thing you have learned from a student.
I love my job because I learn something new every day from my students. A life lesson that I’ve learned throughout my years in teaching is to always be curious.
What is your favorite subject to teach?
I love to read, and I’m passionate about teaching my students to enjoy literature, too. I enjoy helping my students find a series or a genre that they love to curl up to and read. When a student comes to me and says they don’t like to read, I consider that a challenge, and my hope for them is that they find the love in reading before they leave my class.
What is your favorite part of teaching?
I love building a relationship with my students and their families and getting to know them. I have met so many wonderful people and love the diverse personalities and cultures that I’ve encountered throughout my years of teaching.
What is one book that has had an impact on your life?
“Your Best Life Now,” by Joel Osteen
What is your favorite website?
Teachers pay Teachers — It’s packed full of wonderful ideas I can utilize in my classroom.
What is your favorite aisle in the grocery store?
Well, since I shop at Target for my groceries, I like to hit up all the clearance aisles in the other areas of the store.
How many texts do you send in a month?
What happened on the
happiest day of your life?
The three happiest days of my life were when my three boys were born. Priceless.
What is your morning routine like?
I wake up and usually spend just a few minutes reading. Most mornings I walk on my treadmill and then get myself ready. Then, I wake up my three boys and get them ready for the day. On the way to work, I crank up the radio and sing or listen to a book on audio.
If you had a round-trip ticket anywhere, where would you go?
I would love to go to Europe, more specifically to Italy.