Mark D. Williams

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Nominated by: Lori L. Lamb

Mark D. Williams is an English, Speech and Multimedia teacher at North Heights Alternative School in Amarillo, Texas. Williams began teaching at age 40 after a career as both a sportswriter and business owner. His students have produced award-winning documentaries and Public Service
Announcements. This year, he successfully guided the first high school class in America to create a professional app for iTunes. Williams loves working with at-risk students and believes that by integrating sound educational philosophies (many of which were created by former Brock nominees) with realistic, rigorous, organic and relevant practices, alternative education can be a working example of how schools can and must meet the needs of all students.

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