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Subjects Taught
AP Language, Dramatic Arts Advanced, Dramatic Arts Fundamentals

Education

 
Teacher Certification: Secondary English, Valdosta State University, 2002 


BS, Communication Arts (Theatre), Troy University, 1996


AA, Theatre, Chipola College, 1994


Diploma, Sneads High School, 1992



Experience

Mr. Williams has taught at CHS since February of 1999.  He has presented at English and Theatre conferences across the U.S. and has directed over 50 plays, most of them at Cook High School. 



Bio

Mr. Jeremy Williams is originally from the small town of Sneads, Florida, on the Southern bank of Lake Seminole.  As a student at Sneads High School, he was active in band and theatre, holding offices and receiving awards and recognitions for both music and acting.  He was also heavily involved in drama at his church, and frequently reached the national level of competition in the area of drama.

Upon graduating high school, he received a full scholarship in theatre at Chipola College, then a two-year institution in Marianna, Florida.  While at Chipola, Jeremy acted in several plays and served as assitant director for two more; in 1993 he was named an Outstanding Assistant Director by the Florida Community College Activities Association for his work on Chipola's production of William Inge's Picnic.  It was at Chipola that he had his first taste of teaching theatre as a counselor at a two-week theatre camp for young people.

From Chipola, Mr. Williams transferred to Troy University in Troy, Alabama to continue his theatre education.  Some of his favorite acting roles there were Sir Eglamour in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Dale Harding in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.  While at Troy, he chose to focus on directing, mounting productions of Edward Albee's The Sandbox and Lyle Kessler's Orphans.  He also participated in forensics, receiving the Boyd Debate Scholarship and competing in the ares of dramatic interpretation and prose interpretation.  He graduated from Troy in November of 1996.

After college, Jeremy married Christia Godwin of Waycross, Georgia and moved with her to the Valdosta area.  He received his Georgia teacher certification through classes at Valdosta State University, and began teaching at CHS in 1999.  Through VSU and the Blackwater Writing project, Jeremy participated in the National Writing Project, and has been a presenter at NWP national conventions in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and Gulf Shores.

Since he has been in South Georgia, Mr. Williams has participated in community theatre as an actor, director, and pit musician in Adel, Moultrie, and Valdosta.  He has been on stage in Dearly Departed, Smoke on the Mountain, The Music Man, Sanders Family Christmas, and the world premiere of The Ideal Roomate.  His local directing credits include Rumors, The Robber Bridegroom, Annie, Once on this Island, and Godspell, among many others. At Cook High School, he has directed dozens of successful plays, including many 'Best of Festival' winners.  A few of his favorites are Orphans, The Zoo Story, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, A Streetcar Named Desire, Agnes of God, and Night of the Living Dead