Rockford Public Schools welcomes new Athletic Director

ROCKFORD, Unwell. (WIFR) – Rockford Community School’s new Athletic Director, Dawn Williamson, serves up fairly the resume a former division 1 athlete, assistant mentor at an Ivy League university and not long ago seeing the Beloit Buccaneers volleyball team by way of to various conference titles.

“Even for the dad and mom whose bought a youthful child, and they’re wondering why ought to my baby play sports activities?,” claimed Williamson. “Kids are understanding self-discipline and they have another important grownup in their existence that can really shape them… and understanding how to function with distinctive individuals.”

Developing up, Williamson suggests sporting activities showed her the value of management. Her goal is to offer that to RPS university student athletes, no issue the age, sport or stage they compete at.

“We moved my junior calendar year of substantial college and I was like you know I seriously want to fulfill some folks, and make some close friends,” said Williamson. “And teams are the very best way to do that.”

She produced the changeover from Observe and Industry to the volleyball team and the web results were amazing top her to a division a single scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Williamson normally experienced ambitions to go into college administration following graduation.

“What I was not preparing was falling in adore with coaching,” she claimed.

And she was good at it. She acquired Midwest Meeting Coach of the Yr at Beloit College or university. Williamson states coaching gave her a entire new point of view on what she hopes to attain as an athletic director, which can be summed up by her favored motto.

“You don’t have to be the very best, but just be your very best,” reported Williamson.

Although coaching at Beloit, Williamson also led her group to a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Last Monday was her to start with working day with RPS 205 and claims she already has approach to get out into the neighborhood to gauge the objectives of each dad and mom and learners.

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