By Daniel Leary – Cougar News Contributor
Wade Williams, born in Panorama City, now a video production teacher at Saugus High School. but also taught English at Saugus several years ago.
Acting has been an interest when he was in high school and college. Williams unfortunately never really got to fully pursue this dream as he said “I got a couple of call backs but that’s about it, I’m not a budgeter, I couldn¹t make a million for one year and nothing for ten years.” He pursued teaching after helping his friend coach a little
league baseball team and thought that teaching might not be a bad choice. He eventually became an English teacher at Saugus High School.
Williams also devotes much of his time during the school year to students. He stays after school a few hours most days helping students and letting them work on there projects. He is also a great teacher for video production, with his background knowledge of English he is able to teach more than the technical aspects of a production.
With a creative writing emphasis on his major he is able to guide students to make short films with a stronger story, one that doesn’t rely so heavily on special effects but more on character development and story content. He holds higher value in films with strong meaningful stores that have a purpose and a reasoning behind it, and dislikes films where the story is secondary to special effects.
His hobbies include gardening, being with his dog Scout, and also just hanging out with friends. Also a major fan of American literature, including Huckleberry Finn, Catcher and the Rye, 1984, and Cats Cradle. His favorite food is German food. On a personal note he lives with his dog Scout, “who is a saint.”