I like to teach kids the tools to live a healthy and happy life.
Job Founder / School Square & Portland Public Schools
Lives In Knightville
My name is Simon Williams, I am from Portland, Maine. I am a former athlete who loved competition and teamwork and realizing my full potential. I played baseball throughout my childhood, eventually playing for the University of Maine and the St. Louis Cardinals. I loved playing baseball and still miss it, but when my time was over on the field, I knew my true calling was in education.
And so, I joined the Peace Corps and spent twenty-seven months in Ukraine. I taught English and health and encouraged physical activity. But I can easily say I learned just as much, if not more, from my students and their community. The relationships I formed in Ukraine inspired me to think about education, community and civic engagement differently.
I continued to develop my beliefs about education and community engagement when I returned to the US and began working as an Ed-Tech at Lyseth Elementary in Portland, ME. The students and faculty at my school are exceptional and motivate me to think outside the box.
Creator of tasty lobster rolls. Avid supporter of Portland's food truck scene. Passionate about good food that accessible.