The story of Diane Williams, Champion of the Week was published in the September 10, 2010 edition of the Champion Free Press.
According to the article, “Diane Williams has long been a literacy advocate, and she can trace her interest in reading back to when she was taught by her mother at a very young age”.
Her resume is impressive, having earned a master’s degree in English. Ever since she retired two years ago she has worked with the Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta.
She believes it is paramount that children learn to read at a young age or as early as possible. She teaches adults and children alike through this literacy program. Not all of her students utilize English as their primary language.
Ms. Williams has long been aware of the problem of illiteracy and even volunteered years ago with Literacy Action in Atlanta. She is aggressively doing her part to alleviate this problem that so many individuals face.
She says, “It’s tremendously rewarding to contribute in a small way to help somebody who wants to learn to read.”
Diane Williams you are making a positive difference in the lives of so many individuals. You are sharing with them the gift you have been blessed with-the gift of reading.
And because of this you are my choice for today’s American Shero. You are laying the foundation that will serve your students for years to come. Keep up this good and important work.
The Champion Free Press, September 10, 2010 edition, page 7A