Timothy Christian School is excited to have Mr. Don Williams join the TCS faculty as our STEM Coordinator! Don has been instrumental in helping Miss McKay create the new STEM Scholars program which will begin in the fall of 2022.
His background and years of experience make Don the perfect fit to fill the role of our STEM Coordinator. With a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, Mr. Williams has been a classroom science and mathematics teacher in New Jersey, Thailand, and Nigeria. He implemented hands-on science programs through the Merck Institute for Science Education and has also been a school subject area supervisor in New Jersey and Thailand. He conducted professional teacher development workshops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and led trainings for systems safety engineers.
In addition to serving as our STEM Coordinator, Mr. Williams is teaching ‘College Mathematics’ which some students elect after Algebra 2. This course lays a foundation for students to pursue advanced math-based subjects in college.
Learn more from Mr. Williams about why he came to TCS and how he is preparing students for their future.
What/Who inspired you to take up teaching?
My high school English teacher inspired me, by example. My chemistry teacher instilled the love of the subject in me.
Why did you choose to teach at TCS?
Over the past several decades I have known families who enrolled their children at TCS and became aware of the role the school plays in family life and in the larger Christian community. This encouraged me to come here to teach and make a difference.
It is a blessing to work with science, mathematics, and technology teachers as TCS as we move toward a school-wide emphasis on preparing students for possible careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
How are you integrating faith and learning as you teach at TCS?
I am fortunate to have taught subjects that open the door to seeing God’s majesty and grace in the created world and in the work of believing scholars.
In what ways do you want to prepare students for life beyond TCS?
My prayer is that students develop the knowledge, insight, and maturing faith that will equip them to live lives as contributing citizens and faithful witnesses.