Staffulty Highlight: Mark Williams

Mark Williams joined Bosque School in 2017 and has worked as a bus driver, teaching assistant, substitute teacher, and most recently as a member of our facilities team. When he isn’t working, He loves to travel with his family and spend time in his shop, where he can often be found restoring antiques and working on home projects.

Mark also spends a lot of his free time volunteering for the Bosque School performing arts department, helping Ms. Maniaci ensure that every student who wants to play has access to an instrument. Using information he gathers by scouring websites and online auction sites, Mark has been able to put many valuable instruments into the hands of our students.

What is your favorite weekend activity?
“Creating or refinishing things in my shop. Going to the movies is a close second.”

If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
“Cleopatra—intelligent, beautiful, deadly, and I would love to know how those pyramids were built.”

What do you love about being a member of the Bosque School community?
“All of the people who teach me something new on a regular basis. Never stop learning! That's a good motto, too!”

Do you have any pets?
“Three dogs—Morsel, Pookie, and Peanut. Three cats—Poseidon, Hercules, and Hades.” 

What inspires you in life?
“Music and nature.”

Tell us about a teacher you had who meant a lot to you.
“I barely survived the [high school] experience. Sasha Custer and Amy Moore, over the last two years, have really inspired my child! As a parent, these two teachers mean a lot to me!”

What is your favorite book?
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Blue Highways.

What would you tell a family who is considering Bosque School?
“The teachers and staff here are amazing! As a staff member and parent, I have learned a lot from those who inspire my child as well as those teachers that let me tag along in the bosque and learn about our ecosystem. My child would have been okay in public school, but here she really surprised us, and we look forward to what she will do in the future!”

What is your motto in life?
“Every day that I am 6'7" above is better than 6'7" below!”
    • S'mores from the Hershey factory in Hershey, PA.

    • Mark is a huge fan of Abraham Lincoln!