Friend of the Week: Mary Christie Williams

mary christie williams

/mair-ee/ /kris-tee/ /wil-yuh-mz/


1. Veteran kindergarten and third grade teacher of more than 30 years.

2. Makes one mean omelette and is one fun foodie photog.

3. Hot sauce connoisseur.

4. The hostess with the mostest.

How do we know each other?

We know each other from the Duke Diet & Fitness Center in Durham, NC.

What's a day in the life of Mary christie?

Up at, coffee, work by 7:30...teaching 3rd grade all's the most important place I could spend my life...then cooking dinner, and preparing my breakfast & lunch for the next food plan is what I need to work on for my personal wellness and greatness! 

I'm really organized!!! And, enjoy focusing on the lovely little details in life...cutting flowers from my garden for vases in my home, writing notes to friends, lighting candles for a charming atmosphere and delightful scent in my home. 

Favorite thing about living in New Jersey?

The best thing about living in NJ is being close to the city, the beach, and the country...everything is within a 1/2 hr to hour in every direction. 

If you could only live on one piece of food and on type of drink what would it be?

Pizza and Diet Pepsi!

Favorite teacher moment?

That moment when you're reading a story aloud and the children are all totally focused and on the edge of their seats anticipating what you'll read next.

Then you read the final page and they tell you they wish there was more...they loved it so.

What's something that most people don't know about you?

I think I'm an open book...I don't think there's anything everyone doesn't know.

What's your signature style?

My style is black pants, black shirt, black sneakers, too much jewelry, a scarf, hair up and eyeliner on!

Funniest moment with me that you can remember? 

Funniest moment was when we saw Duke & Durham signs in NJ.

First bucket list item that comes to mind?

Bucket list...falling in love again.

Life Motto:

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Follow MC on all of her culinary adventures on Instagram at @mcdub732