My name is Frank Williams and I am very excited to be the Principal of Henderson Middle school. Originally, from St. Louis, Missouri, I attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on baseball scholarship. After graduating from UAPB, I continued my graduate education at Harding University.
I have been an educator for a number of years. During my time as an educator, I have had the opportunity to work with students ranging from grades 3 to 12. Throughout those 11 years, I have also had opportunities to train teachers and parents on curriculum, instruction, and various technology and software applications. While being an educator I have been a varsity baseball, football, and cross country coach. In 2010, I left the athletic field to become an assistant principal.
As an educator, I believe it is my responsibility to create appropriate practices that will motivate students to learn. When students are internally motivated to learn they are educated to their highest potential. I believe human behavior is intrinsic. What we think, believe, and value is what we wish most to achieve or obtain in life. Due to internal motivation, we as educators cannot tell students what it is they must do, because they will do only what they want to do. If a child does not wish to do something, we must find qualities and relate them to what they like to do. Relating content to student interests will help them learn something that is outside their usual comforts. Inevitably, it is important that as educators, we use student’s interests and motivation to create an environment in which learning is important, purposeful, and highly valued.