Outstanding Instructor of the Month

Outstanding Instructor of the Month

Our Employee of the Month is I’eisha Williams!


Ms. I’eisha has been teaching with Apollo After School for over two years and has been a delight to have on our team. She possesses a great work ethic and is punctual, dedicated and proactive. I’eisha is amazing with her students and parents, and it is a pleasure to nominate her.


I’eisha, thank you for being such an outstanding employee and teacher!

To show our appreciation for your dedication and hard work – please check your email this week for a special gift from us.


Check out our interview with I’eisha below:


1.Who are you, where do you come from, where are you going? 

My name is I’eisha Williams. I am from Washington D.C. One day I will move outside of D.C. Life is full of adventure, why not experience something new.


2. How long have you been teaching with Apollo?

I have been teaching with Apollo for 2 years. I started my employment in 2021.


3. What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned since you started teaching?

The most valuable lesson that I have learned since teaching is … PATIENCE. Without this skill, I do not think teaching would be a great fit for me. 


4. How do you motivate your students to succeed?

I motivate my students to succeed by leading by example, setting expectations, encouraging them to take on new challenges and praising them for their hard work. 


5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

If I could have any superpower, it would be to read people’s minds. I would like to know what others are thinking and feeling.


6. What is your most memorable memory from your time as an Apollo instructor?

My most memorable memory from my time as an Apollo instructor is when I received the news that I would be working with my students again. I enjoyed working with my students and wouldn’t change them for the world.


7. If you could retire tomorrow and never have to worry about money again, what would you do with your time?

I would travel around the world to experience the view, food, people, and culture.


8. What’s your go-to technique for dealing with ‘handful students’?

Pulling those “handful students” to the side and having a heartfelt conversation about what they did wrong, what could have been done differently, and how it can be improved. 


9. What is an unusual place you have been to?

The time I visited Puerto Rico and noticed the sunset extremely early in July/August. 


10. Do you have a talent that not many people know about?

Sure! I know how to braid hair. I taught myself at an early age by watching my sister doing her friend’s hair. 


11. What’s your #1 teaching tip?

Set your classroom rules and expectations early! Why? To avoid poor classroom management.


12. What’s your favorite classroom Attention Getter?

My favorite classroom attention getter is the phrase “Hocus Pocus, everyone focus” or “Hands on top, everyone stops.” It grabs their attention every time. 


13. What is something interesting that you’re involved in, outside of Apollo After School?

Outside of Apollo After School, I like to attend different social groups like hiking or fitness clubs. 


14. How do you spend your summer breaks?

During the summer breaks, I tend to focus more on my health by changing my diet and increasing my physical activity.


15. Star Wars, Star Trek, or they’re both lame?

They’re both lame! I was never a fan of Star Wars or Star Trek.


16. What do you like most about working with Apollo?

The most thing I like about working with Apollo is the students of course 😊. Every day I learned something new from my students.


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