Drew Williams has been named the Region 3B Educator of the Year by the Idaho Middle Level Association. The award was announced earlier this month at the association’s state conference held in Caldwell.
Williams is a Nampa personalized learning (NPL) instructional coach as well as a digital photography and yearbook teacher at Lone Star Middle School.
When the school was preparing to transition to the use of laptops for every student, Williams diligently researched and reported how other schools were using technology in order to understand how to best implement it at Lone Star. She also provided the technology vanguard team with opportunities to join her in this research and collaborate to determine best practices.
She continues to regularly visit classrooms to provide insight and ideas for teachers, and is known for recognizing colleagues who are innovatively utilizing technology with a kind note and a donut.