This week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week is Dawn Williams of Franklin High School in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Mrs. Williams has been teaching at Franklin High School since it first opened its doors to students. Mrs. Williams teaches two broadcast classes every day and her students produce a live daily show for the entire student body. During her impressive teaching career, Mrs. Williams has been able to instill in her students the importance of finding the heart of the story, and their results speak for themselves. She is always looking for new ways of helping her students not just while they are in her class, but beyond into their future careers. Mrs. Williams is known for her kindness and her ability to connect with each student in a special way, building relationships that last beyond high school.
During distance learning, Mrs. Williams continued to connect with students in her own unique way. Their broadcast continued on and students quickly took the reigns to produce content from home. Mrs. Williams also put herself out there, producing and curating videos to help her students while at home, all the while maintaining her wonderful positivity. Thank you, Mrs. Williams, for showing how kindness and a smile can help no matter the situation.