I like to teach kids the tools to live a healthy and happy life.
Job Founder / School Square & Portland Public Schools
Lives In Knightville
My name is Simon Williams, I am from Portland, Maine. I am a former athlete who loved competition and teamwork and realizing my full potential. I played baseball throughout my childhood, eventually playing for the University of Maine and the St. Louis Cardinals. I loved playing baseball and still miss it, but when my time was over on the field, I knew my true calling was in education.
And so, I joined the Peace Corps and spent twenty-seven months in Ukraine. I taught English and health and encouraged physical activity. But I can easily say I learned just as much, if not more, from my students and their community. The relationships I formed in Ukraine inspired me to think about education, community and civic engagement differently.
I continued to develop my beliefs about education and community engagement when I returned to the US and began working as an Ed-Tech at Lyseth Elementary in Portland, ME. The students and faculty at my school are exceptional and motivate me to think outside the box.
I am the general manager of Avnt Dance and Event Center... home of G-Tric Dance Crew and Portland's annual Zombie Flash Mob.