Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Elementary Education and a Minor in Mathematics Certified EC-6, ESL Endorsement, GT Endorsement Google Certified Educator BrainPOP Certified Educator
Mrs. Katie Williams
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am so excited to begin my 3rd year at Vineyard Ranch. This is my third year in NEISD and my 15th year teaching.
Since graduating from Western Oregon University in 2008, I’ve taught in a variety of roles within elementary schools around the world. My pride in each role has come from the connections I’ve made with students, teachers, and the community. While teaching English in South Korea, I found a friendly smile the most effective strategy for building relationships when language was a barrier. While teaching ESL in New York, I discovered that taking time to learn about each individual family and culture allowed me to give students new to the country a feeling of safety and belonging. And while working in Northside ISD, I was given the opportunity to make connections across the district as a 5th grade teacher, a GT teacher, and a STEM teacher. A few examples of these connections I made were coaching a championship robotics team, organizing family STEAM nights, and empowering students to share their voice at the Expo of Engaged Learning.
I am a wife and mom to 2 amazing little girls. My oldest is 6 and my youngest is 3. We enjoy adventures outside, exploring with our imagination, and traveling to new and exciting places.
NEISD gifted and talented students need a qualitatively differentiated program that is advanced, complex, and in-depth. The core purpose of the North East gifted program is to facilitate the optimal development of each student’s intellectual and creative gifts and talents. Click here if interested in referring your child.
Vineyard Ranch GT Schedule
Monday: First Grade, Second Grade
Tuesday: Third Grade
Wednesday: Fourth Grade
Thursday: Fifth Grade