Principal Spotlight: Nuria Williams, Magothy River Middle

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How well do you know the principal at your neighborhood school? We’re surveying local principals to learn more about their hobbies, their best stories and some facts that might surprise you. First up is Nuria Williams of Magothy River Middle School.

Q: How long have you been at Magothy River Middle School?

A: Beginning my second year.

Q: What is your favorite part of being a principal?

A: The ability to connect with all stakeholders in order to impact positive change.

Q: Which school event do you look forward to the most each year?

A: I love Fun-Fridays that take place once a month. It’s an opportunity to have fun with my students during lunch. We listen to music, dance and play minute-to-win-it games.

Q: What’s something interesting most people don’t know about you?

A: I am an introvert.

Q: If you could have dinner with one person from history, who would it be?

A: Jesus, because he had an answer for everything.

Q: Which decade do you love the most and why?

A: The ‘90s because of the music and clothes.

Q: You’re singing karaoke. What song do you pick?

A: Trust me, you do not want me to sing!

Q: Where in the world have you not travelled but would like to travel eventually?

A: Greece

Q: What is your favorite professional sports team?

A: I currently do not have one.

Q: You’re gathering friends or family to play a board game, card game or video game. Which game do you choose and why?

A: Spades. I love having a partner and playing games that make you think or strategize.

Q: Do you cook? What is your favorite dish to prepare?

A: I like to bake. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite.

Q: What was your least favorite food as a child? Do you still hate it or do you love it now?

A: Anything with marinara sauce, and yes, I do like it now.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

A: No

Q: What was the worst job you ever had?

A: Never had one

Q: What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

A: Ride on the back of a motorcycle really fast!

Q: What’s the saddest thing you have experienced?

A: A loss

Q: What is your favorite movie, show or book?

A: I am into all of the Marvel movies, because they are full of action, and who does not love a superhero?

Q: What is the best gift anyone’s ever given to you?

A: I still enjoy letters and cards written by my daughter and my students.

Q: You’re stranded on a deserted island. What three things would you take with you?

A: A friend with military survival skills, a carpenter and a chef.

Q: If you have a day with absolutely no plans, how do you spend it?

A: I would enjoy visiting museums, eating good food, reading a great book, eating good food again, watch a show at the Kennedy Center and eating another great meal! All with people that I love!

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