As TPS prepares for in-person learning again, Williams is steady in her mission to ignite students’ interest in their community and to position them for future careers by providing them with new skill sets. “We’re going to implement a Wednesday STEM day when we’re back,” Williams says. “All of the teachers and students will be coding.
“If you look at the way the world is changing, coding is in everything,” she continues. “Our students are able to go to the career tech center their kindergarten year, so they can see robots or the other advanced training we have that will inspire them to say, ‘Oh, this is what I want to do.’”
Since iPad enables students to code from a basic to advanced level, Williams believes when students are exposed early on to different career fields — agtech, for instance — they will have an advantage once they graduate.
“A lot of our children are at a disadvantage because we don’t have what other cities have,” Williams says. “So you have to have those people who truly love Tuskegee to see their potential. I believe in the Macon County school system, in our students, and in our community, because they have so much to offer. And I want our students to come back to Macon County and to keep it going. They’re going to have to be the ones that make change. They’re going to be the ones that make it happen.”