Meet PAEC Teachers
Phone: (925) 473-2400 Ext. 5038
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: A.A. General Education, Contra Costa College; B.A. Geography, Major; Political Science, Minor, San Francisco State University Credentials: Chapman University’s Extension Centers in El Cerrito & Concord: Single Subject — Social Science; Multiple Subject — General (All) Subjects. Recognized as PAEC Outstanding Teacher in 2015 and also at the Contra Costa Chapter, Bay Section and State levels by the California Council for Adult Education.
Mr. David Williams
I am David Williams, and was born, raised and schooled here in the Bay Area. After earning my A.A. at Contra Costa College and my B.A. from San Francisco State College, I spent six years in the U.S. Navy and then ten years in retail sales and management. I eventually had the opportunity to persue my original goal of earning a teaching credential because of the evening classes offered by the Chapman University Extension Program. Soon after, and for many years, I served as a substitute teacher here in the Pittsburg Unified School District, eventually working several days a week at G.R.A.S.P., then the Independent Study Center, while substituting the other days. When Pittsburg Adult Education Center opened their Independent Study Program in 1998, I started doing some days here, which, over time, led to me becoming the daytime High School Diploma teacher. In addition to that, I also serve as the Chairman of the PAEC Adult Secondary Education Department. As Geography and Political Science were my Major and Minor, I especially enjoy teaching Social Studies classes I currently teach the daytime High School Diploma Class, and sometimes Business Englih, Business Math and GED/HiSET. and am the ABE/ASE Department Chairman. Never a dull moment!
It is especially rewarding to work with Adult Students, giving them a chance to attain a goal to improve their lives whether it’s getting, and keeping a better job, or accomplishing a lifelong goal. I’m looking forward to announcing your name at our Graduation Ceremony on the lastweek of each Spring Quarter!
Following my interests in Political Science, in 1988 I ran (alas, unsuccessfully) for the California State Assembly in 1988. For several years I was the “People Around San Pablo” Columnist for the West Contra Costa Times, so, I do expect my students to write well.