Mr. Jason Williams

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- Bachelors of Arts in History : University of Houston Main Campus Certificates: Social Studies 7-12 Tutoring: Oiler Hour B Lunch Mon,Thurs,Fri

Mr. Jason Williams

I grew up in the Sagemont area and graduated from Dobie High school in 1997. I moved to Dallas the next year and began college at The University of Texas at Dallas. After a year there I took some time off to work and experience life! I then returned home and finished up schooling first at San Jacinto Central Campus where I focused my studies on Journalism, and then at The University of Houston Main Campus. I graduated in 2007 with a BA in History, with a minor in Art (photography and drawing.)

My Junior year of college I decided on wanting to teach. I had always had it in the back of my mind, and as graduating was drawing near I finally locked in on what I wanted to do. I graduated and began working with Texas Teachers to get my alternative certification. 

In the meantime I still had to pay those pesky bills. I started working at Barnes & Noble after college for a little over 2 years. I have over 500 books in my personl library, so this was a bit of a dream job for me...even if I basically spent my whole paycheck on books! After a couple years of B&N I wanted something different. I found a job drving a delivery truck for a fundraiser company called Express. I also really like driving, drove to Colorado non stop last year (18 hours if you're curious), so this was a great job that allowed me a lot of time to myself on the road. I can still remember where I was when I got the call to come in for an interview that landed me my current posision here at PHS. I was in a truck with NO A/C (100 degree day) on 59 South right next to George R. Brown. I received an unkown number call and I had a feeling it was PHS, so I pulled over in the emergency lane and took the call. The rest is history...(see what I did there?)

My first year at PHS was 2013. That year I taught Government and Economics. I loved teaching Government!! I think it is possibly one of the most important courses you will ever take in you educational career..possibly life.

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I also taught Economics...

The next 3 years I taught US History, which I really grew to love. There is such an interesteing history to how the US came to where we are today. It is not always pretty, but it is our unique struggle to be the best country we can that makes us the amazing people we are.

I am now teaching Government with Psychology (in the Fall) and Sociology (in the Spring). I have thouroughly enjoyed exploring these new subject with my student and look forward to more.

 

Personally:

I like to stay busy as much as  I can. I have played guitar for about 25 years and picked up bass about 10 years ago when I started playing in a band here in Houston. (yes there are videos...no I'm not adding a link. :) ) This was one of the coolest experiences ever. I got to meet and play with my all time favorite band at Free Press Summer Fest one year. 

 

Along with books I also collect Viny records and comics. I have over a 1000 comics, which include Amazing Spiderman #1 (signed by Stan Lee), Incredible Hulk #2 and Spiderman #50...among others. 

Vinyl is my newest collection and I've only got about 200 of them. I had the chance to grab one of the 1st 4 pressings of Led Zeppelin first album, but it was $1000...and I'm a teacher. ;)

Top 5 Movies 

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (they are makine #3 next year!!!)

Goonies

Lord of the Rings (count them all as 1)

  

Top 5 Video Games

Spiderman 2 (soon to be replaced by the new Spiderman Sept 7)

Red Dead Redemption

Ratchet and Clank

Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Mordor

Gran Turismo

 

Top 5 books

Lord of the Rings

Cat's Cradle

Stranger in a Strange Land

American Gods

Neverwhere

 

I am a big car fan. My family goes to Autorama every year religiously. I have owned 3 different Mustangs. 1965 (289), 2007 (V6) and 2015 GT most recently. Mustnags are great, but I have a lead foot, so this summer I traded in the Pony for an F150 and have been loving it ever since!

 

My favorite book of all times is actually 5 books. 1: Lord of the Rings (Tolkein) 2: Cat's Cradle (Vonnegut) 3: Stranger in a Strange Land (Helinein). I have read each of these books at least 4 times each. LOTR is closer to 6 or 7, I forget. If you've read any of these come talk to me about them! :)

I am looking forward to this new year!!