by McKenzie Williams

Pickett, McKenzie AAED

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Department of Adolescent and Adult Education


Name: McKenzie P. Williams

Position: Full Time Temporary Lecturer of Health and Physical Education


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2009-2010       Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

  • Emphasis in Health and Physical Education
  • Thesis: Pre-Service Teacher Planning and Implementing Health Standards into an Elementary Curriculum
  • Field Based Research: South West Elementary School

2004-2008       Bachelor of Science: Health and Physical Education (P-12)

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

  • Student Teaching: G.W. Carver Elementary School


Professional Experience


University Teaching Experience

Full Time Temporary Instructor-Lecturer of Health and Physical Education

August 2011 - Current

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

  • PEBC 1010 Lifetime Fitness
  • PEBC 1000 Beginning Weight Training:  Partially Online
  • PEBC 1200 Beginning Yoga
  • PEBC 1301 Basic Swimming Skills
  • PEBC 1302 Intermediate Swimming Skills
  • PEBC 1350 Beginning Scuba
  • PEBC 1380 Water Aerobics and Exercise
  • PEBC 1401 Elementary Tennis
  • PEBC 1601 Beginning Golf
  • PEBC 1700 Special Topics: Intermediate Yoga
  • PEBC 2000 Concepts of Fitness:  Fully Online
  • PEBC 3200 Health and P.E. for the Elementary Educator
  • Team teaching with Dr. Anthony P. Parish, Fall 2013
  • PEHM 3090 Basic Games, Rhythm, and Dance


Relevant Teaching Experience

Physical Education Substitute Teacher

Bryan County Schools, Richmond Hill, Georgia

January 2011 – May 2011

  • Taught physical education classes in grades K-5 and  9-12
  • Long-term substitute at Richmond Hill High School (9 weeks)
  • Taught volleyball conditioning, personal fitness, and health with an emphasis on teen suicide

Substitute Teacher

Chatham County Public School System, Savannah, Georgia

January 2011 – May 2011

  • Taught regular education and physical education in grades K-8
  • Organized an after school yoga program for elementary teachers, observed a “Girls on the Run” program, and participated in a tennis workshop at White Bluff Elementary School
  • Long-term substitute at Bartow Elementary (6 weeks)
  • Team taught K-5 physical education with an emphasis in basketball, helped assist an after school tennis program and Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser

Water Safety/Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

Richmond Hill Swim Club, Richmond Hill, Georgia

May-August 2011, 2012

  • Taught group and private swim lessons during the summer months
  • Coached swim team- attended practices and meets

City of Savannah, Savannah, Georgia

May-August 2007-2011

  • Taught water safety skills and swim lessons for minority students age 5 to 16 during the summer months

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

May 2009-August 2010

  • Lifeguard for Recreation Swim Hours

Yoga/Pilates Instructor

Armstrong Atlantic State University Men’s and Women’s Golf, Savannah, Georgia

January 2009 – May 2013

24/7 Family Fitness, Richmond Hill and Savannah, Georgia

August 2011 - August 2012

Awakening Yoga Studio, Richmond Hill, Georgia

            August 2011 - present

Ford Plantation, Richmond Hill, Georgia

January 2010 – present

Energy Oasis Health Club and Day Spa, Richmond Hill, Georgia

            April 2009 – April 2011

Assistant Golf Instructor

Southbridge Golf Course, Savannah, Georgia

May-July 2008, 2009

  • Taught the skills and the game of golf to students ages 5-12 during the summer months


Other Work Experience

Construction Cleaning

Coastal Living Homes and C. Pickett Enterprises, Richmond Hill, Georgia

May 2004 – July 2011

  • Cleaned newly built spec and custom homes before closing

Clerical Assistant

Coastal Living Homes, Inc., Richmond Hill, Georgia

May-August 2004-2006

  • Greeted customers, answered the phone and recorded messages, filed invoices



Intellectual Contributions and Extracurricula


Conference Participation and Professional Memberships

Sharing the Wealth in Health and Physical Education, Jekyll Island, Georgia

  • Attended conference January 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014 

Georgia Association for Physical Education Recreation and Dance, Savannah, Georgia

  • Member since September 2007, attended conference in September 2012 

National Educators Association and Georgia Association of Educators

  • Member from September 2008 – September 2010

University Service and Support                                 

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

  • Freshman House Calls. Helped new students adjust to college life and recruited for the health and physical education program. Fall 2013 
  • Faculty Lecture Series. Supported fellow faculty members by attending campus wide lectures. Fall 2013 
  • Annual Armstrong Athletics Golf Outing. Fundraiser for Pirate Athletics. Fall 2012 and 2013. 
  • Treasure Savannah. Represented the University by providing community service clean up efforts on Hunter Army Airfield. Fall 2012 
  • Armstrong Athletics Alumni 35th Anniversary. Lettered in Golf, attended weekend long Pirate Athletic games and a meeting regarding recruiting more alumni. Fall 2012 
  • University System of Georgia’s Annual Chancellor’s Cup Golf Tournament. Represented the Department of Adolescent and Adult Education. Spring 2011 and 2012.
  • Celebrate Armstrong Day. Represented the department of adolescent and adult education and the health and physical education program by working the department booth and fund raising. Fall 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012. 
  • Richmond Hill Fitness Days. Assisted in planning and implementation of physical activities for a local elementary school. Fall 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 
  • Graduate Studies Fair. Represented the Department of Adolescent and Adult Eduacation,  helped work the booth, greet and recruit students.  Fall 2012 


Volunteer Work                         

Savannah Christian Church, Savannah, GA

July 2008- present

  • Short-term missions- Gave encouragement to low income residents and cleaned their homes at the John Sevier Center in Johnson City, TN.  Sang at the North American Christian Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Lighthouse ministry- distributed food and clothing to needy people in the community
  • Elevate Program- worked with elementary age students during church services
  • Worship Choir/Ensemble- Sing for the congregation during weekend services

The First Tee and LPGA Girls Golf, Savannah, GA

April 2011- April 2012

  • Taught the skills and the game of golf to students in grades K-8       

Southern Baptist Student Union, Toccoa Falls, GA

July 2006

  • Eighth grade youth camp team leader- implemented daily recreation activities                   

American Cancer Society, Pembroke and Savannah, GA

May, October 2003-2008                   

  • Relay for Life and Light the Night- Walked in events and helped raise funds for the organizations                   


Recognition and Awards

Armstrong Atlantic State University Women’s Golf Team

September 2008 – December 2009

Armstrong Atlantic State University

  • Hope Scholarship, August 2004 – May 2008
  • Dean’s List, September 2006 – May 2008
  • Health & Physical Education Major’s Club, VP, September 2006 – May 2008
  • Recipient of Roy J. Sims Award for outstanding service to the program,  May 2008 



  • Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Lifeguard Training and First Aid
  • YogaFit Yoga Instructor Level 1 and 2