Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Jonathan Williams
Mr. Williams was born and raised in the city of New Orleans. He was educated in the New Orleans Public School System. After graduating from high school he decided to enroll into college and pursue his life long dream of being a teacher. Mr. Williams finished college with a bachelors dgree in elementary education. He also holds a masters degree in Educational Leadership. After finishing college, Mr. Williams began his teaching career in Orleans Parish. He has taught every grade from 3rd to 8th grade at some point in his career. Mr. Williams found that his "Comfort Zone" was in 5th grade.
After spending about 15 years in the classroom, he was called upon to go into administration. Mr. Williams has been a Dean of Students and an Academy Director. These positions allowed him to work with students throughout the entire school. Never losing his passion for teaching and learning in the classroom, he would often pull groups of students and worked with them on LEAP skills. After about six years out of the classroom, Mr. Williams was given the opportunity to go back into the classroom and teach 5th grade ELA and Social Studies at Arabi Elementary. He dicovered that teaching is still fun, and it is a great way to make an impression on young minds. After 25 years, the commitment and compassion for kids is still the motivation for Mr. Williams to keep striving for helping all his students to be successful in their goals.