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Maria Williams

Maria Williams

Academic Focus

Early education and special education


"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers." -Josef Albers



Ph.D. - Curriculum and Instruction from K-12, North Central University (in progress) M.Ed. - Early Childhood Education with/without Moderate Disabilities
M.Ed. - Organization and Management
B.A. - Psychology
A.A. - Early Childhood Education with/without Moderate Disabilities

Professional Experience

University of Massachusetts, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Boston, Massachusetts
Interim Director of Teacher Education

Adjunct Professor

  • Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills
  • Effective Academic Literacy Coaching Strategies to Improve Student Achievement
  • MTEL Preparation-Foundations of Reading

Baystate Academy Public Charter School

Springfield Public Schools
Springfield Public Day Elementary School Instructional Leadership Specialist
Instructional Leadership Specialist to Special Education Teachers with a large number of Special Education and English Language Learners.

Community Involvement

Provide professional development to the Springfield area teachers

Professional Experience

  • MTA
  • NTA
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