UTPB STEM instructor is multi-faceted


Pauline Williamson is considerably of a Renaissance lady.

She’s a instructor at UTPB STEM Academy, a seminarian and an artist.

Williamson teaches freshman world geography and authorities for seniors and he or she additionally has a particular subjects and social research course.

“Particular subjects and social research class is designed principally to permit college students to deal with utilizing their vital pondering abilities to grasp a number of totally different facets of points which have formed their tradition and in addition have a look at it from a number of factors of view. …,” Williamson stated.

“What we’re doing with a purpose to accomplish that’s we’re taking a look at native authorities and the way native authorities works …,” she stated.

Williamson desires college students to return out of her class with a greater grasp of how you can use vital pondering abilities once they interact in political points, particularly regionally, and have a greater concept on how they might help affect the best way their neighborhood is ruled.

She had taught science and Texas historical past for fourth graders earlier than, however discovered that a number of the issues that engaged her are most likely extra suited to highschool college students.

“We are able to have the massive questions like we’ve talked about how a society can protect and perpetuate its values and we’ve talked about what values are … how are the rights and freedoms of people are protected in a democratic society and why is that query even necessary. What’s it about democracy which may have a destructive impact on rights and freedoms of people. Fourth-graders can discuss quite a lot of that, however you may go deeper into it with the excessive schoolers, particularly once they’re ready to principally step out and be the folks which can be actively shaping our society and our tradition. I similar to getting them pondering. I like science, however I like social research, as properly,” Williamson stated.

She earned a level in faith from McMurry College with a minor in Greek. She went to Candler College of Theology in Atlanta for 3 years and is now engaged on her grasp’s in divinity from there.

She obtained her instructing certificates in 2012. She was a paraprofessional at Dowling Elementary College for 2 years. Williamson taught fifth grade studying, then moved to Houston and taught science for a yr. She then went to seminary for 3 years and got here again. She has been instructing on the STEM Academy ever since.

Williamson by no means anticipated to change into a instructor.

“My grandmother was a instructor; my mom was a instructor and I by no means wished to be a instructor besides that I actually like instructing. Schooling and empowering folks with data and data and the power to suppose clearly, to me, in the event you’re taking a look at ways in which you’re going to alter the world, being an educator is a big technique to do exactly that,” Williamson stated.

She tells her college students to watch out when issues are boring, as a result of typically folks don’t need you to concentrate. Nonetheless, she stated the scholars are very engaged when they’re watching a metropolis council assembly, for instance.

Williamson attends Connection Christian Church. Her dad and mom are Ed Williamson and Mary Elaine Williamson. She has two brothers, Mark and David, two sisters-in-law who’re “superb,” and a niece who’s her “pleasure and pleasure.”

“I’ve a very robust relationship with God. I’ve been referred to as into ministry. Generally we’ve got a really slim view of what ministry appears to be like like on this nation. Again within the 2000s, I used to be residing in California and i used to be a undertaking supervisor and I used to be very profitable. I used to be studying an funding ebook on a flight dwelling that stated you wanted to speculate your time and your cash the place your values had been,” Williamson stated.

God and household are the 2 most necessary issues to Williamson.

“However I used to be states away from my household and it’s not that I used to be doing something unhealthy, I used to be only a undertaking supervisor, however I additionally wasn’t essentially serving God. So I got here again, obtained my diploma in faith and have been doing instructing. Once I was instructing down in Houston, I used to be doing non secular posts and it was a type of issues with a purpose to do issues the appropriate means I have to have extra schooling, so I went to seminary at Candler,” Williamson stated.

Whereas at Candler, she began creating artwork in a extra directed means.

“For a very long time, I form of thought I used to be simply doodling …,” Williamson stated.

As an alternative of taking notes throughout lectures, she would draw. She will be able to additionally try this for occasions.

“Most of my artwork is non secular in nature,” Williamson stated. She strives to speak the message of God in a means that “you don’t have to talk a sure language, you don’t have to have the ability to learn; the story is right here.”

She added that she has a particular fashion and has been branching out into work. Her pc pill was a birthday current to herself. She has made artwork for ebook covers, as properly.

“As you may see, in quite a lot of my art work illustration issues. One of many issues I love to do with my work is raise up folks whose voices haven’t essentially been historically represented, which is why I draw the folks I do. Stained glass is without doubt one of the large influences on my art work. Tattoos had been a giant affect …,” Williamson stated.

The Rev. Daybreak Weaks, co-pastor of Connection Christian Church, stated Williamson has a deep dedication to all of scripture; not simply the well-known tales, “however the entire witness of scripture, particularly the people who don’t usually get a lot play and that conjures up the art work.”

“We’re, after all, honored to have Pauli at our church and the music that Pauli leads and the best way that at any given second there’s Pauli together with her art work in hand engaged on a brand new piece. That’s inspiring,” Weaks stated.

In her personal life, Williamson works with the Pleasure Middle of West Texas.

“I’m really the vp of the board and I co-facilitate the youth group, so to me it’s essential. It’s nice to be part of it myself, however actually, once more, lifting up individuals who have been historically below represented or whose voices haven’t all the time been heard it’s essential to me for that to occur. I prefer to maintain a stability,” she stated.