Sia Willie – 2022-2023 Fellow

Sia Willie – 1st Grade Math, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, and Word Study at Wilmington Friends School – Wilmington, DE

I am a proud mother of three boys, ages 11, 13, and 17, who are very comfortable and confident in the kitchen.
 
I have worked in the field of education since 2002, beginning as an Early Elementary Language Arts specialist and Camp Program Director for the Winchester School in Maryland. While in pursuit of my Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language, I taught English-to-French high schoolers in Cotonou, Benin, and to Russian toddlers in Boston, Massachusetts. I began at Wilmington Friends School as an associate teacher and quickly secured a lead position as a pre-kindergarten teacher. I later transitioned to teaching preschool before finding my permanent home in first grade. My summers are spent as one of the directors of the Mighty Munchkins Camp as well as the Middle School Camp.
 
Regardless of the grades I’ve taught, food has always been a great connector for me. Originally from Liberia, West Africa, I’ve introduced my students to similarities and differences between cultures through food and storytelling. There are many lessons that can be taught through food exploration which combine a variety of academic themes. It’s amazing to watch the real world application of subjects unfold through the world of food.
 
I am excited about this new journey, for it combines two of my favorite things.

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