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Mrs. Williams
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Jodi Williams (760) 331-6711 CTE-Photography
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Jodi Williams



This is my second year at Sage Creek High School and my 16th year as a high school teacher.

Originally from Inland North County, I spent 7 years teaching in the same district where I graduated high school. Prior to that I have had secondary teaching experiences include public and private schools in several other counties and states, helping build a diverse understanding of education. I have also been an adjunct professor of art at several colleges.

In addition to teaching, I own and operate a portrait photography studio. I have been fortunate to receive many merits from the Portrait Masters Awards for my photographs.

I received my M.A. in Art Education at the University of Arizona and B.S. in Interior Design and Photography from Northern Arizona University.

In 2020, I added the title of new mom to my resume. 

When not at work, I enjoy time with my family; you might spot us walking in Carlsbad as we live locally. I also enjoy art, yoga, hiking, paddleboarding, travel, and pugs! 


Want to know more about me? Check out The Sage Spotlight Feature article.


Master of Arts in Art Education, K-12 teaching certification

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Minor in Photography

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Secondary Teaching Experience

Photography Teacher, Sage Creek High School, Carlsbad, CA, 2021 - Present 

  • Courses include Digital Photography 1 & 2
  • Advisory for Photography Club and Ski/Snowboarding Club

Photography Teacher, Escondido High School, Escondido, CA, 2014 - 2021

  • Courses include Digital Photography 1 & 2; AP 2-D Art & Design; College & Career Readiness
  • VAPA Department Chair
  • VAPA Professional Learning Community Co-Chair
  • WASC Curriculum Committee
  • Safety Committee Member
  • Photography Club Advisor
  • WE Club Advisor
  • Co-designed Digital Photography District Curriculum 
  • Teacher of the Month

Art Teacher, Garden Street Academy, Santa Barbara, CA, 2010 - 2014

  • Courses include Digital Photography 1, Visual Literacy 1 & 2, Advanced Painting, Sculpture, and Portfolio Art
  • Facilitate elective courses including Set Design; Fitness and Nutrition; Sustainable, Organic, Local Foods; Event Planning; and Yoga
  • Student Government Advisor
  • Yearbook Advisor
  • WASC Curriculum Committee
  • Outdoor Education Overnight Field Trip Chaperone

Photography Teacher, Battlefield High School, Haymarket, VA, 2008 - 2010

  • Courses include Photography 1 & 2; AP 2-D Art & Design; I.T. Computer Graphics 
  • Photography Club Advisor
  • Staff Technology Committee Member
  • Co-designed District Graphic Design Curriculum 

Photography Teacher, El Dorado High School, Placentia, CA, 2006 - 2007

  • Courses include Photography 1 & 2; AP 2-D Art & Design
  • Art Club Advisor
  • Co-designed Digital Media course rotation for 9th grade students 

Photography Student Teacher/ Substitute Teacher, Tucson High Magnet School, Tucson, AZ

  • Courses include Photography 1 & 2
Additional Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Summer 2015

Platt College, San Diego, CA


Adjunct Art Instructor, 2013 - 2014

Westmont College, Montecito, CA


Director and InstructorArts By the Sea Summer Program, 2011 - 2013

Carpinteria Valley Arts Center, Carpinteria, CA


Museum Education Intern, 2004 - 2006

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ


Adjunct Art and Visual Culture Education Instructor, 2005 - 2006

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 

Learn more about our CTE courses

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