Scott Willis is new to The Walker School for the 2017-2018 school year. Willis moved to Atlanta from Nashville, Tennessee where he attended Vanderbilt University, received his Master’s degree in secondary education. He was also teaching seventh-grade social studies at a Charter School. Mr. Willis found himself in Atlanta after his longtime friend, Walker School history teacher, Wills Bryan informed him of a job opportunity. Willis now teaches Early World History and US History. He will also be Head coach for the Middle School baseball team this spring. Outside of school, Mr. Willis has many dynamic interests. He enjoys golfing at the course near his Atlanta apartment, attending Braves games at the Battery Atlanta, spending time with his friends, and the music scene. Mr. Willis describes himself as empathetic, humorous, and passionate about his job, which are all good traits for a new Walker teacher. Ella Richardson, a US History student in Mr. Willis’ class said, “Mr. Willis is a cool teacher. He is really laid-back, which might be because he is so young. I really like him as a teacher.” It is true, Willis is one of the youngest teachers at Walker, at the ripe old age of 28. His success at Walker may be partially attributed to his age. Willis enjoys the same things that Walker high school students enjoy, including listening to Spotify and eating Chick-Fil-A. In fact, when asked what he would bring if he were ever stranded in the jungle, Mr. Willis responded, “I would bring my Dad, my Spotify playlist, and a lifetime supply of Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits.” Mr. Willis voiced his excitement to be at the Walker School with enthusiastic students and a welcoming staff. His excitement is paralleled by our excitement for him to be here. Mr. Willis is a great new addition to the Walker School, and the school looks forward to many successful years with him.
By Anna Watkins