Sandra Williams is a graduate of Georgia Southern University. She homeschooled her son from first grade to
college (Auburn University). He is now a
mechanical engineer. She has taught middle and high school,
homeschooled students for the past 20+ years, in classes that included critical
thinking, chemistry, and history. She
has taught at Vantage Point Education, LEAD, Dunwoody Homeschoolers, and
AAEN. She develops creative learning
methods for her classes based upon the needs of students. Her goal for every class is not just to teach
the subject but to teach students to love the subject and to develop the
confidence and curiosity to continue learning about it.
Sandra enjoys painting, sewing, reading, gardening for wildlife, and
learning about history from outside-the-box. She provides books for a
children’s free-lending library at a church in Grayson, primarily books by
publishers and authors who often are not included in public school libraries
because they write from a Christian point of view. Her goal is to encourage children’s love of
reading with “living books” that also have a moral compass. When her son was a beginning reader, Sandra
and her husband started “Booger Books,” a free-lending library at AAEN, in
order to nurture an avid-reading peer group for him. For the same reason, she held Readers’
Theater in her home, using plays written for readers from emergent to independent.
Sandra and Jeff Williams, her husband of 32 years, are members of St. Martin's Lutheran Church (North American Lutheran Church). They live in Tucker, where
they garden and keep bees. Their household includes Jeff's 95 years old mother,
two dogs, and one cat. They have four
adult children and 7 grandchildren.