Tania Williams has been named the Response to Intervention (RTI) Director for 6-8 grades for the remainder of the 2016-17 academic year. Over her career, Ms. Williams held teaching positions in D.C. and Connecticut before coming to New York. She holds a Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University and a Certification in Educational Leadership and is a part of the Golden Key International Honour Society with the likes of former president Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, and Elie Weasel.
RTI is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom.
Of the new position, Willams expressed, “I'm so excited as Dr. Mullings saw the need for true differentiation at the middle school level! In an effort to close achievement gap and get all scholars on track for college readiness, I am committed to designing and implementing scientific research based practices to improve reading for informational text, literature and writing. Enrichment activities for talented scholars is also a part of this amazing approach. We will used a tiered process and various methods as we work with scholars in fluid groupings. Our STEAM Model inclusive of Blended learning and curriculum across content will give scholars access to enriching and engaging learning experiences with rigor.”