Longtime Lakeville Social Studies Teacher to Retire

In Blog, Community News on April 30, 2014 by Community Expert Team
Longtime Lakeville Social Studies Teacher to Retire

Social studies teacher Ken Williams has spent nearly four decades educating Lakeville’s children, and he is set to retire at the end of this year.

According to SunThisweek, Williams has experienced a lot of changes over his 38 years in the district, teaching at three different schools and on subjects from American history to advanced placement (AP) human geography:

“High school enrollment was under 1,000 when he came to the district as a fresh-faced college graduate with a year of substitute teaching in Columbia Heights under his belt; now about 2,000 students are at each of the high schools.”

While Williams told SunThisweek students haven’t changed much throughout the course of his career, he uses his sense of humor and wit to engage the students often cracking jokes or singing in class.

“As teachers we have to entertain,” he told SunThisweek. “Kids are bombarded, and that’s even true 40 years ago. It’s a long time to sit for 55 minutes in a plastic desk — that part of school hasn’t changed.”

Following retirement, Williams will be spending more time at his family cabin in Minnesota, the paper reported. To read the full story, click here.

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