New Faculty Spotlight: Pauline Williams, Half-Day Preschool Teaching Assistant

Pauline Williams joins MFS as the Half-Day Preschool Teaching Assistant in Christine Dayton’s classroom.

For the past eight years, she has worked as a Preschool and Prekindergarten Teacher at New Horizons Preschool in Voorhees, NJ.

“I love to be around young people as they foster my sense of humor,” said Pauline. “I believe, as a teacher, it is our job to recognize that we all have something special to offer and help that shine in each child.”

Pauline was eager to become a member of the MFS community for a number of reasons.

“I wanted to be involved in a Friends School because I am very drawn to the fundamental principles of Quakerism,” said Pauline. “I also appreciated the sense of community that MFS offers.”

Pauline has also coached children of all ages in many sports, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, and softball. Alongside teaching and coaching, she has been passionate about writing and recently had her first novel, Finding Hollis, published.

The historical novel is set in Minneapolis, MN, near where Pauline grew up and pursued her undergraduate degree at Macalester College. She received a B.A. studying sociology and history, and additionally earned a degree in graphic design from Minneapolis Technical College.

When she is not in the classroom, Pauline likes to be outside either playing pick-up basketball with her kids or exploring nature. She also enjoys reading and making desserts. Her favorite times of the day though are when she eats dinner with her husband and two children and when she has a few quiet hours to write. Pauline specializes in writing historical fiction, exploring the roles of gender, race, and class within a specific time and place.