Stan Williams has taught and worked in the Champlain Valley School District for over twenty years. Currently, he is a Proficiency-Based Learning Coordinator for the district and spends his time supporting standards-based learning and instruction at the high school and the four district middle schools. Stan also co-teaches a class called Think Tank, that has students examining education and learning, and has kids at the heart of educational transformation. Over his time teaching, Stan has worked side by side with Emily Rinkema. Together they have team-taught multiple classes and have shared a great interest in differentiated instruction. It was working with Emily on differentiation during a year long sabbatical that educated him on the importance of and need for standards-based education. Stan has presented to teachers, college students, and administrators around the state and has been a regular contributor at the annual Vermont Standards Based Symposium. He also presented at the 2018 ASCD Empower18 Conference. In 2017, Stan won Nellie Mae’s Lawrence O’Toole Teacher Leadership Award for his work creating student led middle school think tanks and the Think Tank class at the high school. Stan received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and did his graduate work at Saint Michael’s College. He is active professionally, along with Emily, on social media through @cvulearns. He is the co-author of The Standards-Based Classroom: Make Learning the Goal, published by Corwin Press in 2018.