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Julie Williams

Position: Math Teacher
School: Lewisville High School
School District: Lewisville ISD
City, State: Lewisville, TX

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Julie Williams was nominated by her former student, Shelby Lobaugh.

"Mrs. Williams has been in my life since I was in 6th grade," said Lobaugh. "I was in her Pre-AP Math class, and she had so much faith in me.  When I decided to start hanging out with the wrong crowd, Mrs. Williams had a one-on-one meeting with me to discuss how my behavior affected her and the others around me in our class.  I was a rebel in middle school, to say the least."

"As my behavior proceeded to get worse, she had a conversation with my Mom, who was a single parent at the time, and they both cried together...never meeting each other before this," said Lobaugh. "That was the beginning of Mrs. Williams' career, and she has not only changed my life, but the lives of others as well."

Mrs. Williams has a passion for every student, whether they're demonstrating good or bad behavior. She expresses her love and devotion to her students in many ways, from taking the time to meet with students on a one-on-one basis, or reminding them of their worth and potential in this world. Her bright attitude and positivity is something that each school, classroom, and hallway should strive for.  She has held multiple leadership and teacher roles throughout the years. Mrs. Williams is also a cheer instructor and recently retired from bring the STUCO director for Lewisville HS. 

"Mrs. Williams needs to be recognized," said Lobaugh. "She has changed my life, as well as the lives of others, through her genuine kindness, love, and devotion to her students."

Comments (59)

Ariyana Posted 1 months ago

Mrs.Williams, a teacher that will for sure leave an impact on you! Just from a 5 minute conversation you will definitely fall in love with her and her personality!! Knowing that I moved to Lewisville High and I was very new, Mrs.Williams made me feel very welcomed. From the 3/4 week of school, I knew that I was going to love her. She always always has a positive vibe! She made sure to help every one of her students in every possible way, no matter how difficult we may be sometimes, she wanted all of us to be successful in her class. I love having a teacher who I know will understand me and situations that I may need advice in, a joyful teacher, goofy teacher, and loving teacher! Mrs.Williams is that teacher!! She will forever be my go to and favorite teacher. Thank you for everything, and I love you!!!!!!!!

Haley Gaddis Posted 2 months ago

Mrs. Williams is my favorite teacher and she isnt even my teacher. Not only does she teach math, she teaches life. She goes the extra mile to support her students and ensure their success. I am a better person today because of her. She is the most selfless person I have ever met, without a doubt. Every student matters to her. Because of this, Mrs. Williams has a personal relationship with everyone that walks into her classroom. While helping the students in her class, I have found my calling in life- teaching. Mrs. Williams is a true inspiration and the person I strive to become, so I will be majoring in education in college. No one is more deserving of this award than Mrs. Williams as she is the definition of a “life changer”.

Ariyana Posted 2 months ago

Mrs.Williams, a teacher that will for sure leave an impact on you! Just from a 5 minute conversation you will definitely fall in love with her and her personality!! Knowing that I moved to Lewisville High and I was very new, Mrs.Williams made me feel very welcomed. From the 3/4 week of school, I knew that I was going to love her. She always always has a positive vibe! She made sure to help every one of her students in every possible way, no matter how difficult we may be sometimes, she wanted all of us to be successful in her class. I love having a teacher who I know will understand me and situations that I may need advice in, a joyful teacher, goofy teacher, and loving teacher! Mrs.Williams is that teacher!! She will forever be my go to and favorite teacher. Thank you for everything, and I love you!!!!!!!!

Destiney McGary Posted 2 months ago

I had her my 11th grade year of school and literally the very first day of school I knew that I fell in love with the person she is . She is a teacher that is not like any other teacher at all she actually is here to teach us, be hard on us when we need it, and also a friend that we can talk to. She’s not a teacher like others at Lewisville that’s just here for a paycheck, she’s here to care truly about us. I know if I need help with school or just with personal problems I can always count on Mrs.Willams, I’ll never ever forget her and i know I’ll never get a person or teacher like her again.

Abigail Posted 2 months ago

Mrs.Williams was such an amazing & hard working teacher this year. During each and every unit this year she would thoroughly explain everything, including always going back for anyone who didn’t understand. Mrs.Williams was one of only teachers who usually spent every single lunch staying in her classroom for students to come catch up and get help on work. Patience was something Mrs.Williams had throughout the whole year, which was very important with some students this year. Not only was Mrs.Williams an outstanding algebra teacher, she was our friend! She mad math fun in her classroom, which made us more intrigued in her teaching!

Savanah clayborn Posted 2 months ago

She’s such a great teacher always making me smile through class. If it wasn’t for her I would’ve hated math

Colby Gregory Posted 2 months ago

She always stays after school or during lunch to help me pass and she never gives up on me.

Erik Reyes Posted 2 months ago

I met Mrs.Williams through one of her students and honestly I’ve never met such a light hearted and warm person. I see how she greets her students everyone day in the morning and through passing periods with a warm smile and a positive comment. She really does make people’s day better!!!!

Bianca Posted 2 months ago

Mrs.Williams is one of my favorite teachers ever. She is really nice and truly cares about what she does. She cares about all of her students, and she won’t give up on those who seem to have given up on math. She really deserves this award because she certainly changed my life and I’m sure she changed the life’s of others for the better.

Rb Posted 3 months ago

Best teacher never gives up on her students

frida saavedra Posted 3 months ago

i entered mrs. williams class half way through the semester, and she immediately made me feel so welcomed. it’s so nice to enter a classroom environment that is so warm and welcoming. mrs. williams always has a smile on her face and a joke to say. it’s easy to learn when you can tell that the teacher enjoys what they’re doing. it’s safe to say that everyone really appreciates the efforts she puts in her teaching.

Brandon Garcia Posted 3 months ago

Ms. Williams sets a great example on everybody. She always helps all of us on improving our work. I believe I can speak for almost everyone when I say that I’ve achieved more than I thought I would before Ive been in her class.

Daphne Posted 3 months ago

Mrs.Williams is the best math teacher I had. I had her math models and algebra and she was always motivates the class. She explains well.

Luis Garcia Posted 3 months ago

best teacher i've ever had and i wanted to thank her for helping me out and just being a cool teacher

Azalea Scudder Posted 3 months ago

I love you Mrs.Williams!!! You have really helped me so much this year with Algebra 2 with talking 1 on 1 with me. You are a great teacher and I hope you have a great year.

Asa Posted 3 months ago

Top math teacher I ever had. Couldn’t have ask for anyone better to teach me through the year

Drake Posted 3 months ago

Great teacher, makes teaching a lot easier and makes a great impact!

Jordan Posted 3 months ago

Mrs.williams is a life changing person I was failing math and I didn’t understand it! I hated it! But mrs Williams made it awesome and fun!

Brandon Posted 3 months ago

The best math teacher I’ve ever had.shes the coolest and nicest teacher I have ever and she deserves everything good coming her way

Rajhani Halstied Posted 3 months ago

Mrs.Williams is my algebra teacher and i just wanted thank her for all that she’s done for me shes helped and taught me a lot when it comes to school work and preparing for my young adult life.

Aldair Garcia Posted 3 months ago

She’s an amazing teacher, I had a blast in her class honestly not The teacher I was expecting to have in the beginning of the year. I really saw Mrs.Williams on my schedule and thought dang she sounds mean but when I came into her class in was just happiness and joy. I’m glad I had her because my other teachers are kinda lame and she’s a really cool and chill teacher. She teaches in a way where we can all understand it easy and simple. And the fact that she cares for her students is the best.

Jasmine Williams Posted 3 months ago

Mrs.Williams is one of my favorite teachers and one of the best teachers I have ever met the way she works with her students and always has a positive radiant attitude.

Alannys Posted 3 months ago

Thank you for not giving up on me During these two semesters you rock ????

Brandon Lewis Posted 3 months ago

She is the best teacher I have ever had. She sets a great example on everyone and always tries her best to help everyone.

Van K Posted 3 months ago

Best teacher

Tanya Gallegos Posted 3 months ago

She’s been a really amazing teacher this semester.

Kyrstyn Wilson Posted 5 months ago

One of the sweetest teachers Lewisville has ever had! My sister and I both were so lucky to know her! Always wearing a smile, always willing to spare a second to help you with ANY issue you had. So very deserving of this award. ??

Dottie Husers Posted 5 months ago

It is not a surprise that you were nominated for this award. You are a good example for your children and students, a respected Christian that puts God first in your life and it shows in your sweet smile and in everything you do??

Pat Stone Posted 5 months ago

None of my children were in her classes but I have had contact with her students and it was a great experience to hear them tell how she had been a great gift to them not all teachers can influence them to live a clean life from and be a good example to all people she come in contact with both young and old . THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXAMPLE BEFORE ALL YOU MEET!!!!

Jamie Jones Posted 5 months ago

I’ve known Julie now for 13 years and I can honestly say that she influences people outside the classroom too. You feel special when she throws her high wattage smile your way. And she has an integrity that is so refreshing. Blessed to call her a friend and fellow math nerd.

Stephanie R. Posted 5 months ago

I met Mrs. Williams (Ms. Ryan at the time) at Durham Middle School. She was my 8th grade math teacher and cheerleading coach. She made learning fun and we always had a good time in her class. She's the best teacher I've ever had and one of the sweetest people too. Love you Ms. Ryan (Williams)!!!

Mark Buckup Posted 6 months ago

Pretty cool lady. Mrs. Williams has always been optimistic, supportive, and determined to improve the happiness and spirit in the student body. This award definitely reflects who she is and how committed she is to every student she meets. Go Mrs. Williams!

Ann Maxwell Devoll Posted 6 months ago

Julie Ryan Williams was a student in my music class at College Street Elementary school for many years! And she was a student I will always remember as being upbeat, positive and so much fun to teach! One of my memories of Julie is her beautiful smile and her ready and willing spirit in my classroom! She did bring sunshine to any classroom as she entered! She is kind and caring and I was thrilled when I learned that she had become a teacher! She definitely deserves this award and she is an wonderful asset to Lewisville ISD!! And I feel blessed to have been her teacher!

Marsha Thompson Posted 6 months ago

My son Trae always says you were the best teacher here every had! Still to this day you have messaged me about his well being! You my friend definitely deserve this award!

Jolymar Posted 6 months ago

She’s the best teacher and best person I could ever cross in my life she deserves it!!!

Lexie Higgins Posted 6 months ago

Julie is practically family! Julie and my sister Brandi were on the drill team at Lewisville High School. When my sister passed away I was 6 years old and she never hesitated to take me under her wing and love me unconditionally from that day on. Not only does she change lives in the classroom but she also changes lives in the outside world ??

Bonnie Alagood Posted 6 months ago

Julie Williams makes a difference at Lewisville High School! Keep up the awesome job!

Johnna Lunsford Posted 6 months ago

Julie you so deserve this award. Your an awesome friend and sister in Christ. Love you and hope you win.

Jamie Barrows Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Williams is an awesome teacher. She helped my daughter from being a barely passing math student to a “A” math student. When my son didn’t get her for math in high school, I immediately requested a teacher change for him to have her as well. I’ll always appreciate her:)

Jonna Carter Posted 6 months ago

Love this lady right here! She was my math teacher for 6th and 9th grade and was the ONLY one that knew how to work a problem out how I could understand it. I basically have math dyslexia lol Her daughter and I also share a birthday ?? She always had an upbeat attitude even on days we knew we were trying her nerves. Always there to offer her support, advice or even just a shoulder to cry on. Close to 12 years after having her as my teacher and she still pops up in my life. Even my kids know who she is! Meeting her at school parades where she calls out and waves to her previous students. Every teacher makes a difference in their students but almost none can compare to the love and dedication Mrs.Williams shares for 'her kids'.

Valerie Cooper Posted 6 months ago

Julie Williams is an amazing person and exceptional teacher. She has made a tremendous impact on so many students and families! I have heard several stories from her students about how she helped them finally like math and make it exciting and how she makes them want to be better people. She is a life changer!

Cole Ellis Posted 6 months ago

She is an amazing person full of love! Her devotion to those around her is inspiring.

Louie Adams Posted 6 months ago

I’ve been lucky enough to have grown up with Julie from K-12 and living in the same small close knit neighborhood together. From an early age it was well known any room Julie entered immediately brightened with her big smile and personality. She’s always been such a sweet and passionate person so it isn’t a surprise to me at all that she has been nominated for this award! She would do anything for anybody. This won’t be the last life she changes no doubt. I’m blessed to call Julie my friend and the students she teaches every year are extremely lucky to have her! Way to go Julie!

Amber Monday Posted 6 months ago

I met this sweet lady my freshman year at Lewisville High School . We were instant friends and have remained close friends for over 20 years. It’s become a joke in our friend group that you can’t go anywhere with Julie without her running into someone she knows! Even when we are out of state! I think this speaks volumes to her personality and ability to connect with others. I don’t know anyone who has met Julie and not loved her. This goes especially for her students. When we are together and run into her students (past & present) they are always happy to see her and are at such ease with her. They are so eager to talk to her and tell her about whatever is going on in their life. They want her praise, because they know she will give it where it’s due. She also won’t hesitate to play “Momma” when it’s needed. These kids adore Mrs. Williams!! Julie radiates “Farmer Pride”! She IS Lewisville High School. She’s the teacher we all wished we had when we were in school! I strongly recommend you pick Julie for this honor

Tommi Goodman Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Williams is one of those special gems you come across ever so often. I was not fortunate enough to have her as a teacher, but her door was always open if I had a question about math or life. I cannot put into words how grateful I am to have had a person like Mrs. Williams in high school. She never failed to put a smile on my face whether it was from talking in her classroom at lunch or cheering loud in the stands at softball games. So thank you Mrs. Williams for being so reliable and unapologetically yourself. By doing so, you taught those looking up to you how to do the same.

Jennifer Yowell Posted 6 months ago

Love Julie and all she does for her kids. And that’s what they are- once they are on her roster they are her kids. True of working with her as well, once Julie is in your world, it’s for life, and you don’t want it any other way. ??

Ron Somers Posted 6 months ago

She truly is a life changer. She makes dark rooms brighter, She makes dull days happier, she makes me laugh.

Daja p Posted 6 months ago

The best math teacher there is!!!!!! We love you!

Lauren Pugh Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Williams lights up the room wherever she is. She always puts a smile on everyone’s face, no matter what is going on. She has been the best teacher I’ve ever had! I am so happy I had her as a teacher.

Allison Stamey Posted 6 months ago

Julie Williams is much more than a teacher of curriculum. She pours her heart into her students and our school. She volunteers for almost all student activities and always checks in to see how she can help. Her current students and former students all know she genuinely cares for them inside and outside of the classroom. She attends their activities and cheers them on. She is a life changer for many of our students!

Emily H. Posted 6 months ago

Julie Williams has been my best friend for 35 years and she is pretty amazing. It is really something to watch someone living out (and LOVING) what they were truly called to do in this life, and with such love and compassion. She is a true blessing not only to every kiddo lucky enough to call her teacher, but also to everyone she meets.

Melissa Harris Posted 6 months ago

Julie, Thank you for taking care of our children and giving them direction. You Rock!

Sonja terrill Posted 6 months ago

Mrs Williams is one of the best teachers around! She is always thinking of how to reach her students and get them excited about math, and she does everything in her power to support them, in the class and outside of the class as well. All of her students love her and her class!

Lacey Holland Posted 6 months ago

Julie is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. She’s a loyal friend, encourager and has a great sense of humor. Not only does she try to always see the best in people, she will go out of her way to make sure that they see the same about themselves. She is a mentor, prayer partner and shines a bright light in this otherwise dark world. So thankful for the gift that Julie is in my life and I’m proud of the work that she’s done in her school and community, both professionally and personally.

Jennifer E. Posted 6 months ago

She is a bright light and her positive attitude is contagious!

Jody Roach Posted 6 months ago

If you notice the smile on Julie’s face in the picture, you’ll notice it’s effortless. That’s because I think it’s the only face Julie can make. Or at least the only one I’ve ever seen. She’s constantly smiling. That may seem trivial until you think about what she does for a living. She’s an educator. Which means she a subject matter expert, therapist, pseudo-mother, and friend to her students. Being greeted by that smile immediately lowers your guard. It helps the kids trust her. There may be educators that care as much as Julie, but I’d bet my house nobody cares more. Combine her ability to get kids to trust her with the amount she cares and she’s impactful beyond the classroom. She has her voice and her heart in these kids heads for life. And that’s a great thing. I’m proud she’s been nominated for this award, but ultimate not surprised.

Avery Bonner Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Williams is a light around the Lewisville HS campus to not only the kids in her class, but also the random kids who pass her class daily. She makes best out of every situation given to her and puts a continual effort into every student she comes into contact with. Anyone who has Mrs. Williams as a teacher is a very lucky student.

Jay Teamer Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Williams was one of my biggest supporters and I never even had her as my teacher. That should speak to her character as a teacher more than anything. She would see me in the hallways and I’d always stop to speak to her. She is one of the most amazing people I have ever met.

Hannah Durham Posted 6 months ago

Thank you for inspiring me as both a student and now as an educator! What a great example you are for your kids and fellow teachers. Thank you for all you do!!