Mrs. Williams has 17 years of teaching experience and for the past 10 years has been with DoDEA schools (Andersen Middle School) teaching mathematics and social studies. Prior to joining DoDEA, Ms. Williams taught Algebra at George Washington High School and the Academy of Our Lady of Guam. She is a graduate of the University of Guam, having earned her Bachelors'of Arts in Secondary Education and General Social Science. She received her Master's of Educational Administration and Supervision in 1994 from the University of Guam and a Master's of Education Leadership Degree from the University of Portland in 2003.

Mrs. Williams has a vision that all students will succeed. Those students will be self-motivated team players who perform with a passion. To achieve this, teachers need to develop a community of competent educational leaders willing to inspire and have expectations that all students will succeed. Mrs. Williams'principal writes, "She has created programs within her classroom that differentiate instruction for a wide range of student abilities and this has greatly increased student achievement across the curriculum. Mrs. Williams has established a warm, nurturing classroom environment where students are the center of teaching and learning."

2008 winner, Mary Perez Williams
Mary Perez Williams Math and Social Studies Teacher
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