Meet Monica Williams - Kindergarten Academy Teacher
Meet Monica Williams
Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center
Ms. Williams joined the YMCA childcare team in summer 2021 as the lead kindergarten teacher at the Oscar Lasko YMCA’s Kindergarten Academy. She is a 2017 graduate of Bloomsburg University and most recently worked at the Avon Grove Intermediate School.
Ms. Williams is certified to teach preschool through eighth grade. In the classroom, she fosters a safe space for students to share thoughts and ideas, building their confidence and setting them up for success in first grade and beyond. Ms. Williams uses strategies like morning meetings, positive discipline and reinforcement, and problem-solving to help her students flourish.
Prior to joining the team at the YMCA and her work at the Avon Grove Intermediate School, Ms. Williams spent time in Guyana, South America working as a Peace Corps Volunteer. While there, she taught English and language arts lessons for students in first through fourth grade and assisted with securing funding to improve the school library.
Ms. Williams minored in Spanish in her undergraduate work and has her English as a second language certification.
Kindergarten Academy is a full-time kindergarten program at the Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center and the Upper Main Line YMCA. Our program helps children develop their social, academic and emotional skills while ensuring they are prepared for first grade.