Learn from the Past, and Live in the Present for your Future!!
Mattie L. Williams is a dedicated Special Education teacher who brings her passion for helping children to the forefront of her work. Currently serving as a teacher for 6th-8th grade Autistic Support in The School District of Philadelphia, Mattie's commitment to making a positive impact on her students' lives shines through in her teaching. Mattie holds an M.Ed in Special Education/Elementary Education from Lincoln University, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional growth. She strongly believes in the significance of child advocacy and strives to empower her students by teaching them how to advocate for themselves.
In her classroom, she fosters a supportive environment that encourages academic achievement while also guiding her students to overcome their past traumas and develop their emotional and mental well-being. Alongside her teaching career, Mattie is a talented author and speaker, known for her powerful book series titled "It Had to Happen." Her books, including "Memoirs From an Abused Child" and "Memoirs From A Foster Child," delve into her personal experiences and provide poignant insights into the challenges faced by individuals who have endured similar circumstances.
Mattie's compelling writing has garnered recognition, as she was awarded 3rd Place in the Non- Fiction/Personal Memoirs Genre at The BookFest competition in October 2022 for her first book. Outside of her professional pursuits, Mattie cherishes quality time with her family and friends. She engages in activities that bring joy and relaxation, such as playing the game "I Declare War" with her students, reading books, writing, and playing volleyball. Currently, she is diligently working on the third installment of her powerful book series, titled "It Had to Happen But I'm Still Here."
Mattie L. Williams embodies resilience, compassion, and the determination to make a difference in the lives of others. Her unwavering commitment to child advocacy and her inspiring literary works make her a remarkable figure in the field of education and personal storytelling.