John Williams talks to Mason Bhola, 11, during an activity in Williams' fifth-grade class at Sunrise Drive Elementary School. Also pictured are Elise Imbody, 10, and Clarissa Peress, 11, far right. Williams, known as a child advocate, is retiring after 36 years.
Some people say they're born with certain skills or talents. If that's true, then John Williams, 63, was born to teach - and his more than three-decade run as an instructor in the Catalina Foothills School District proves that.