Hello!  My name is Jodi Williams. I grew up here in Gilmer county on a chicken farm with a father that believed I needed to know EVERYTHING about it. I learned most of it and decided it wasn’t for me. So, I did my best to avoid animals and studied English literature in college, which requires two years of Spanish. So, I made it my minor and traveled to Spain with a study abroad program at the beach. It was rough studying around paella and fresh seafood, but I got through it with only a little sunburn.

This year, I’m excited to be teaching high school Spanish. I graduated from North Georgia University in 2001 with a B.A. in English. While working for the Migrant Education Agency here in Gilmer county for 5 years (mainly translating and learning the name of every back road in the county), I earned my M.A. in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University and started my own magazine (Appalachian Country Magazine–which I sold last year). In 2007, I decided to leave the Gilmer County school system and stay home with my two little boys and raise them.  I have also been teaching English for Dalton State College since 2009.

My family and I attend East Ellijay Baptist, where our youth pastor praised NGCA and Christian schools for the quality of young people they produce. After having been around the school the past few months, I can see that it is the dedication and God-centered instruction that is making a difference in the future of our children. I am blessed to be able to do something to help.

My loves include my family, reading, writing, and traveling. And chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate.