WHO I AM is a non-profit organization consisting solely of volunteers, so that donations can better reach communities in need. WHO I AM would not be possible without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers. We are very proud to have these fine individuals on our team, for they bring with them a plethora of linguistic and cultural perspectives, creativity, and a passion to make a difference in our communities.
Chadwick V.R. Williams
CHADWICK V. R. WILLIAMS
Originally from a farming community in Eastern Colorado, Chadwick founded WHO I AM in 2009 after realizing that his students were not being prepared enough for the future: they lacked a sense of identity and were ashamed to speak their mother tongue. He designed an extracurricular program which created an environment to make it “cool” for students to be linguistically and culturally different at school. At the end of the program, students were proudly able to say this is “WHO I AM.” Chadwick has been an invited speaker presenting the WHO I AM program and its action based research on the theme of International Mindedness at International Educator conferences in Vienna, Amsterdam, Nice, and Doha, Qatar. He is also chair of the ESL and Mother Tongue Committee for the European Council of International Schools which orchestrates one of the world's most renowned educational conferences in the field of multi-literacy education. He also continues to be an adjunct lecturer for Endicott College for his fourth consecutive year for ESL, bilingual education, and mother tongue. He is trilingual in English, German and Spanish.
EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS AND DEVELOPMENT
Originally from Georgia, USA Maureen has been an international educator and advocate of revolutionizing education for over 15 years. She has taught secondary in both struggling inner city public schools in the USA as well as international education specializing in English, Spanish and ESL. Maureen also has extensive experience working in adult education, nonprofit, and immigrant advocacy.
Her passion lies in curriculum development, technology integration and finding solutions to make learning more accessible for a globalized classroom. Maureen is trilingual in English, Spanish, and German and has been with WHO I AM since 2011.
PERSONAL RELATIONS COORDINATOR
South African born and raised in Afrikaans and English. Simone moved to Austria at age nine to spend her teenage years in the international community of Vienna, and to become enriched by languages and multiple perspectives.
A believer in grass roots humanitarian efforts, Simone took on a leadership role in the first WHO I AM cohort in high school and has continued her involvement through her college years. She currently studies Urban and Regional Planning at the Technical University of Vienna in German and is trilingual in Afrikaans, English, and German."