99% A Human 1% Amazing
Daryl Williams, Jr: Daryl Williams Jr. is a man of excellence and a shining example of how excellence, when pursued, can be achieved. His career in education has seen him teach, coach, and now administer to those under his watch. His talents go far beyond this as his larger-than-life persona is infectious to anyone with whom he interacts; motivating them both inside and outside the classroom to achieve excellence. Known not only for his resonating words but also his enthralling energy, Daryl’s style gives his talks an enduring impact no matter the size or event. He started by teaching middle school math for six years before taking the step forward to become an Instructional Coach. His hard work resulted in him garnering a National Board Certification, two Teacher of the Year awards, and not one – but two – Master’s Degrees from Johns Hopkins University and The University of North Carolina, respectively. Currently in the role of Assistant Principal, he continues to make strides as he works to support educators in elevating their classroom practices to enhance student growth. Through his company, Pursuit of Excellence, Daryl has made it his mission to help a million students live the life they have chosen rather than the life they are forced to settle for. He works hard to create resources that develop important skills, mindset, and character strengths in students as well as leading professional development sessions and producing online content to encourage teachers and school leaders on how best to nurture their students’ growth. It is clear that Daryl cares deeply about each and every student he strives to help and his work in education is only beginning.
99% Human 1% Amazing (Daryl Williams, Jr)
Teachers will be reminded that although teaching is tiring, they have a mission that only they can complete. Their differences are not their deficiencies, but they are what allows them to make a difference in the lives of ALL students. As the second semester gets underway, teachers will reground themselves in their purpose, and learn strategies to improve their practice. Teachers will learn how to leverage their uniquenesses to develop grit and a growth mindset within students to maximize student growth and end the year strong.