Portland, Maine

Yes. Life's Good Here

Mobile Navigation

Join: Create your profile >

Simon Williams

I like to teach kids the tools to live a healthy and happy life.

Job Founder / School Square & Portland Public Schools

Lives In Knightville

My name is Simon Williams, I am from Portland, Maine. I am a former athlete who loved competition and teamwork and realizing my full potential.  I played baseball throughout my childhood, eventually playing for the University of Maine and the St. Louis Cardinals. I loved playing baseball and still miss it, but when my time was over on the field, I knew my true calling was in education.

And so, I joined the Peace Corps and spent twenty-seven months in Ukraine.  I taught English and health and encouraged physical activity.  But I can easily say I learned just as much, if not more, from my students and their community.  The relationships I formed in Ukraine inspired me to think about education, community and civic engagement differently. 

I continued to develop my beliefs about education and community engagement when I returned to the US and began working as an Ed-Tech at Lyseth Elementary in Portland, ME.  The students and faculty at my school are exceptional and motivate me to think outside the box. 

 

Other Portlanders

Kymberly Dakin

Passionate about the Power of Storytelling and Experiential Learning

Winky Lewis

juggling motherhood and photography.....

Milan Nevajda

I support community building and creativity

Willa Kammerer

I make videos for the Internet (mostly).

Thomas Martin

Helping myself by helping others, one photo at a time.

Dave Avis

I push pixels around. A complete bully.

Ann Tracy

Onward through the fog!

Tracy Michaud Stutzman

I use community to teach students how to think

Jaime Stone

I am passionate about branding, design and illustration

Ashley Halsey

I make art, design books and think creatively.

Lorraine Saint Pierre

Writer, blogger, podcasting