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Judy Williams, Special Education

Why did you decide to become a credentialed teacher?

I started in education with my two children by volunteering as an aide. I just became a full-time aide with their school. Then I jumped from there into different positions. I learned a lot from the different teachers. I’ve learned a lot from the team itself, but I’d always wanted to have more say in what was going on, maybe implement more of the strategies that I thought would be beneficial for the kids. I decided that I wanted to be that “little piece of the puzzle” that might fit in, that perhaps might make a difference to one student, that he might be able to gain more in his education.