Kierra Williams, an aspiring entrepreneur and passionate baker, is starting the school year off by setting ambitious goals for her future: to attend college and open a bakery. Williams is a student at Summit Academy Secondary School – Youngstown. She and her classmates in teacher Brock Schaller’s social studies class got a jumpstart on the 2022-2023 school year by setting goals and determining strategies to achieve them.
Schaller says he encourages his students to set goals at the start of the year so, as a teacher, he can help them reach them. Schaller, Williams and every other student in the class posted their aspirations on a board outside their classroom on their first day of school. Schaller says his goal is to make American history fun and educational for his students. To accomplish that goal he is planning several firsthand activities for his students such as creating model military bunkers. He says hands-on projects engage students and help them build teamwork skills.