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Support, understanding & connection.
Williams is an inclusive community where all faculty, administrators, and staff work to help students reach their full potential. When faced with social, academic, or other challenges, students have multiple adults they can turn to for support and understanding.
Each student at Williams is known as an individual, and the School works to meet their specific and unique needs. Students appreciate the value of being themselves.
Care & Support
Meet the Student Support Team
Mrs. Chelsea Rallis
Upper School Dean, English Faculty
I think the most important thing to helping my students grow is allowing them to understand the meaning behind what they are learning.
Making connections between our curriculum, as well as the wider world, helps to create that understanding and maturity students need to succeed as they move towards their college, careers, and beyond. Additionally, simply providing safe spaces to express opinions, try something new, or simply to seek help is key to gaining the trust needed to join forces with students as they build on their skills as learners as well as young adults.
B.A. Providence College, Secondary Education & English
M.A University of Rhode Island, Education
Mr. Joe Cote
Middle School Dean, English Faculty
I like to build a strong rapport with students so that they are receptive to feedback and develop the skills needed for self-advocacy.
This is especially important for my Eighth Grade Students—English 8 is a very challenging curriculum, but by the end of the year students are proud of how well they were able to handle the complex material. We balance the rigor with some fun activities, I’m known for “Shakespeare Dodgeball” that’s been one of our most anticipated and favorite activities in my classes.Close Story
Director of College Counseling
Williams students are thoughtful with high aspirations.
They are eager to achieve and succeed and willing to explore their passions. I think students are very open and welcoming to all types of people and learners.
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B.A. Salve Regina University, Psychology & Special Education
M.S Ed. Seattle University, Student Development Administration
Mrs. Kerry Gallagher
Williams is a special place because of the relationships forged between students and adults.
It is a close community and it is special to work with a student in middle school and then later in their school experience — we get to be a part of their growth over time.
B.S.Vanderbilt University, Elementary Education
M.S. Manhattanville College, Education
Mrs. Megan LaCour
Our students and faculty share an enthusiastic approach to learning in all parts of our lives.
Our students are each unique individuals- no two are the same. I hope to help students grow by supporting them to take academic risks—making mistakes and learning from them promotes the growth that we see in our students over the years. Students leave Williams knowing themselves and knowing how to self-advocate. I am so proud of the young adults who graduate from Williams.
B.A. Boston College, English
M.Ed. Boston University, Counseling Psychology
Each student is part of a Faculty Advisor group of no more than eight students. A student’s advisor is their first point of contact when they are looking for guidance or support. Advisor groups meet weekly to check-in and Faculty is available each day during Ninth Period — a university-style office hours — where students can touch base for additional support or to enrich their learning.Meet Our Faculty
Peer Mentoring & Tutoring
Peer Tutors offer basic coursework support to younger students to help them with homework and assignments. Each Middle School student is paired with an Upper School Mentor who takes them under their wing to guide them through student life at Williams and connect the upper and middle schools.
Stories of Support
Class of 2025
I enjoy the challenge in my courses.
My teachers push me to understand topics on a deeper level and inspire curiosity about different ideas. My teachers are always looking out for me — I know that if I’m ever struggling, there’s always a teacher that I can turn to.Close Story
Mr. Liam Tresnan '15
History & Language Faculty
Advisor time is an excellent block in the day for students and their advisors to connect and reflect on what's happening at school —
— Academically, socially, and in their arts and athletic endeavors. It gives students a moment to decompress, plan ahead, and build strategies to be successful and engaged members of our community.Close Story
Class of 2027
My teachers are caring, kind, supportive, smart, and all different in amazing ways.
They are always willing to help with a smile on their face.Close Story
Dr. Victoria Skelton
I am always so impressed with my students' willingness to be challenged and challenge themselves.
I have found that my students meet rigorous work with good attitudes and growth in mind. I especially see this in Ninth Period, where students meet with their teachers in what are essentially university-styled office hours. One of my students struggled early on with effective note taking in class, so they came by for a few minutes during this scheduled free time and we compared their notes to the “big picture” items I wanted them to learn. By their next notes quiz, they were able to readily understand not only the information we covered, but why it was important to be studying in the first place.Close Story