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Posted May 2, 2011

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Retirement: Shirley Williams

Shirley Williams, a Title I resource teacher/parent liaison, will retire this school year after 26 and a half years with APS. Williams has made endless contributions to public education at both the school and district level.  She has worked at Los Padillas, Mountain View, Eugene Field, Coronado and Dolores Gonzales elementary schools.  Williams has worked as an ESL/bilingual teacher for 16 and a half years, a Title VII teacher trainer/project coordinator for two years and a Title I Resource teacher/parent liaison for eight years.  She also worked as a collaborative learning community district coach from 2002-2007; served as part of the Albuquerque High cluster writing portfolio team from 2001-2006; was part of the SQS training team from 2000-2004; was a site based trainer for APS strategic professional development from 1996-2001; and was a limited English proficient trainer from 1997-2001. Williams has also served as representative for Albuquerque Teachers Federation at Dolores Gonzales for nearly 10 years. Williams’ dedication has not gone unnoticed.  She has been honored with several awards including the Albuquerque Human Rights Board Special Recognition Award for work promoting youth leadership and cross-cultural understanding; the Crystal Apple Educator Award; the Quality Piñon award for Dolores Gonzales Elementary School; and the Chamber of Commerce Family Engagement Program Award.  She will be recognized at a reception from 3-5 p.m. May 19 in the Dolores Gonzales gym.

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