10390 Remick Ave., Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 834-8551
(818) 896-7996

“There is only one happiness in this life; to love and be loved.” – Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin

Hello! Welcome to my classroom! My name is Ms. Deawna Williams and I teach 7th-grade homeroom. I also teach Literature, Religion, and Art to all of Middle School at Mary Immaculate. This is my 2nd year teaching at Mary Immaculate, however I have taught middle school for four years. I enjoy teaching Middle School – it’s a crucial time in a young individual’s life. I truly believe that our youth are our future. I am blessed and grateful that I have the opportunity to contribute to their education. 

I graduated from CSUN with two Bachelor’s degrees – I double majored in Fine Art and Religious Studies. I am currently attending Mount St. Mary’s University where I am studying for my Master’s Degree in Education and my Single-Subject Teaching Credential in English. I am also an aspiring writer and am currently working on a science fiction novel. I absolutely love books and reading! My own personal library contains over 500 books. My favorite book to teach is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Before the pandemic, I would travel often. I was originally born in Downers Grove, Illinois, and would visit my family there at least once a year. I would also frequently travel to Hawaii and New York – I even went to school there! My favorite island to visit is Maui. Experiencing new cultures (and foods) is always enlightening and exciting for me! I love learning something new about the world that we live in. I hope to one day visit all seven continents, starting with Africa.

What we do in 7th grade:

Math
• The Number System
• Ratios and Proportional Relationships
• Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
• Geometry
• Statistics
• Probability

English
• Enable children to master Grammar through direct instructions, rigorous practice, written application, and on-going assessment.
• Guide children to experience, explore, and improve their writing through the study of writing genres.
• Improve children’s writing skills through the implementation of the writing process.
• Give children speaking and writing practice, and the tools they need they need to communicate with clarity, accuracy, and confidence.
• Provide children with opportunities to use technology as a means to research, take notes, assess, apply news skills, and communicate inside and outside the school setting, orally and in written form.

Vocabulary
• Engage students in learning new vocabulary using card activities/games.
• Provide activities to close the comprehension gap between struggling and proficient readers.
• Use appropriate instructional materials for auditory and tactile learners.
• Promote active learning using graphic organizers and engaging students in activities based on test results.
• Use online memory word games to make vocabulary instruction fun and exciting for students.
• Promote collaborative and cooperative learning activities to enhance learning.

Science
• Interactions in the Living World
• Life’s Diversity
• Ecology
• The human body

Social Studies
• Explain how major events are related to one another in time.
• Show/construct timeline of events, people, and periods of the historical eras they are studying.
• Use a variety of maps, documents, including google maps to identify physical and cultural features of neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries.
• Distinguish relevant from irrelevant information, facts from opinion, historical points of view from historical facts, primary from secondary sources, and verifiable from unverifiable information.
• Understand and distinguish cause, effect, sequence, and correlation to historical events.
• Recognize the role of chance, oversight, error in history, and are subject to change as soon as new information is uncovered.