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Mr. J.D. Williams

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Directory Information
Job Position: 
Phone Number: 
(970) 488-7183
Room Number: 
333
About Me
Short Personal Description: 

I grew up in Englewood, Colorado, and played three sports at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village.  Graduating in 2000, I attended several universities and played baseball in college, finally settling down to earn a B.A. and M.A. at Colorado State University.  Rocky has been my home since 2008.  I teach Language Arts and am the Language Arts department leader.

My wife and I live outside of Fort Collins, and you will find me running, playing golf, reading and trying to fix things around the house when I'm not teaching or grading essays:)

Educational and Professional Background: 

Bachelor of Arts, CSU, 2004: Liberal Arts Major, English Minor, Social Sciences Concentration

Master of Arts, CSU, 2008: English Education

CSU Graduate College Composition Instructor, 2006-2008

RMHS Teacher, 2008-Present

Courses currently teaching at Rocky and previous courses taught at Rocky: 

9th: Lobo 101

10th: World Literature and Composition, Pre-AP World Literature and Composition

11th: U.S. Literature and Humanities/Composition, AP Language and Composition

12th: College Preparatory Composition

          Modern Literary Perspectives

         Media Analysis and Composition

         British Literature and Composition

What does the Lobo Way mean to me?: 

My Lobo Way:
Rocky is the best because school is challenging here and we don’t accept anything less than all of our best.

Rocky is the best because we are family.

Treat all people with politeness and respect.

Clean up after myself.

Have pride in the way I treat myself and others

This is a place of learning and growing.

Don’t make excuses. Ever. Failure is good:

A. admit it
B. learn from it
C. Move on

Learning is new. Learning builds confidence. Experiencing what’s new with confidence is fun. Thus, learning is fun.

Nothing is going to bring me down. I choose to be positive (consider the alternative).

I am not alone in this building.

I don’t care nearly as much about students' "school intelligence" as I do their emotional and cumulative intelligence. 

Interest & Hobbies: 

Running

Reading and Writing

Fixing things

Golf/Sports

Traveling

Favorite Quote: 

"What you would seem to be, be really." --Ben Franklin