Jim Williams

Jim Williams
Teacher, Middle School Science and Mathematics
Since: 
1993
Degree: 
BSc Mathematics (University of Alberta), BEd, DipEd Educational Administration (University of Alberta)

Jim Williams started his career teaching in Edmonton and Slave Lake, Alberta. Following a move out west, he joined SMUS in 1993 and is one of the longest serving and most respected teachers at the school.

A passionate advocate for science, mathematics and young people, Jim’s philosophy is that individualized teaching is essential for each student to rise to their potential. He believes it is also important that students understand concepts and not just memorize answers. These approaches are reflected in his leadership of the highly successful Math Challengers student club.

In addition to math and science, Jim has taught exploratory and coached volleyball in the Middle School. He has also been involved in many aspects of school organization – from timetabling to risk management to experiential programs and tutoring.

Outside school, Jim likes to work with his hands on woodworking and stained glass projects. He enjoys spending time with his family – especially travelling – and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.