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Ke Williams

Faculty

Ke Williams

Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Ke Williams is the kindergarten teaching assistant. Ms. Ke is happy to be joining the Black Pine Circle community this fall. She is a recent graduate of the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI), where she earned her preliminary teaching credential and a master’s in education. She holds her B.A. in liberal studies from San Francisco State University. Ms. Ke has worked as a first grade assistant teacher at Prospect Sierra School and before that spent several years in various roles at Crestmont School. A Bay Area native, Ms. Ke enjoys spending time by the ocean and taking in sweeping views from local mountaintops. She recently has taken an interest in photography and loves to travel and volunteer.

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Why I Work with Children

I love having a hand in shaping our future, and children mold and shape me as well. I’m in awe by the amount of learning and growth that I experience from teaching and working with youth.

A Favorite Book

One of my favorite books is Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth. I love how this book gives me something to ponder about. It challenges me to look at how I perceive things and how I interact with others and the world. I can often apply these short stories to my life, when I have to make a decision or when I notice myself judging someone or a situation. It often inspires me to come from a place of kindness and compassion. And it reminds me that its okay to not have all the answers.

Quick Fact

Where I was born, now stands a Yoda statue

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