Oral History Project | Jeanine Williams

Former primary school teacher and principal Jeanine Williams shares her experiences and thoughts on education from her 30 years in the Edison school district.

 


Narrator:
Williams, Jeanine
Date of interview:
April 6, 2010
Occupations:
Former Teacher, Former Principal

Timestamps

0:25
Growing up in Milan
1:00
Helping on family farm
1:20
1959 marriage to John Williams
1:55
Four generations of Milan/Edison graduates
2:45
Choosing teaching as a career
3:30
Ella Shaeffer
4:08
Cadet Teaching Program
4:45
Mr. Lindecamp/ Helping with kindergarten
5:55
Working at Margaretta and Huron
6:30
Teaching 1st grade
7:30
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree
8:30
Mrs. Barber/ Team teaching
10:25
Continuous Progress Program
11:10
Teaching certificate changes
12:30
Technology changing teaching methods
14:20
Competing with technology
16:30
Handwriting
20:00
Readying a classroom for instruction
21:30
Training students for the workforce
23:10
Summers off
24:40
8 hour days
25:30
Working weekends
26.00
Always thinking about work
27:45
Mr. Sanders
28:40
Self evaluation for teachers
29:10
Evaluation teachers
30:50
Communicating with teaching staff
31:50
Supervising student teaching for BGSU
32:40
Need to change public attitude toward teachers
33:50
Need for better funding methods
34:15
Grant writing results
35:10
Crumbling public education
36:00
Inclusion program for special needs children
39:20
Issues confronting modern students
40:50
Love of teaching
41:10
Daughter teaching
42:40
Greatest accomplishment as a teacher
43:30
Greatest accomplishment as a principal
44:00
Berlin Heights and Milan communities
45:30
Advice for new teachers
48:20
Advice for parents

 

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