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Garrett Williams

Union County Public Schools
Instructional Technology Facilitator
Technology Services
Garrett Williams received his BS in Secondary Education, History from Appalachian State University. Additionally, he earned a minor in English from the United Kingdom's Keele University and a Masters in Curriculum and Supervision with an Administrative Add-on from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Garrett's first job in Union County Public Schools (UCPS) was as a Monroe High United States history teacher and wrestling coach. Currently, Garrett serves as the E-Learning Program and Development Coordinator for Union County Public Schools (UCPS). His primary focus is leading course development and revision teams for UCVirtual. He is also the lead designer and administrator for the UCVirtual Canvas Learning Management System. Additionally, he works with the UCPS E-Learning Administrator, UCVirtual blended learning instructors, UCPS Instructional Coaches and UCPS teachers on a wide variety of collaborative projects. Garrett has overseen the development and revision of over 21 UCVirtual courses (Spring 2016-Spring 2018). He also helped launch the Blended OCS course initiative for UCPS. Before moving into his current position, Garrett worked on the Secondary Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) team and offered technology assistance to students and teachers in the Piedmont Cluster. Additionally, he collaborated with other ITFs on professional development throughout the school district. He also helped facilitate the UCPS Instructional Technology Mentor Teachers program and the UCPS Classrooms of Tomorrow project. Garrett has presented at several state and national conferences. They include the North Carolina Social Studies Conference, the North Carolina Technology in Education Society, Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders conference, the Future of Education Technology Conference and InstructureCon. Garrett was named the 2009-2010 Monroe High School Teacher of the Year.