• "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."   - John F. Kennedy

    Welcome back Class of 2021 & 2022!! 

    I hope you're all ready to get this year started!!!! My hopes are that I can help you become independent thinkers and to seek out your own truths. I began teaching in 2003, the year many of you were born.  I was born in New Jersey and I went to both Georgian Court University and Rutgers College.  I have a Bachelor's in History and Education with a minor in Special Education. This is my 5th year at Smith. I am happy to be in the Eagles Nest and hope you are too.  This year lets work together to make it a successful year for us both! Your success is my success and joy.  I'll push you because "I believe in you" but you will not be alone.  I am here to serve you and together we can finish strong and reach your goals. I have had the privilege of staying in contact with many of my former students and I absolutely "love" seeing their success.  I wish we were back in the classroom because I feel I bond well with my students and I have greatly missed each of you this summer.  I believe teaching and learning from you have kept me young and I value that. While we are virtual let's keep the same drive and commitment we would have practiced if you were in the classroom. Let me motivate you! It's what I feel I am good at. 
    Email: willisd@gcsnc.com

  • 1st Block Planning - (available for calls, conferences, email / canvas messages) 

          9:00 - 9:45

    2nd Block IB Psychology 

         10:05 - 10:50

    3rd Block - American History I 

         12:00-12:45

    4th Block - CP Psychology 

         1:30 - 2:15 

    Evening Hours: I will be flexible for those that need my assistance after the normal hours of school.  The best way to reach me is via Canvas messaging or email. I can and WILL hold evening conferences either one-on-one or in groups for those that need me.