Congratulations to Dr. Gloria Williams on her recent appointment as assistant superintendent of student support services, effective March 8, 2021

Dr. Williams will lead the district’s educational support services, including after-school and evening programs, tutoring, and on-site childcare in safe and structured learning environments, as well as enrichment and special services for refugees, students who are homebound or experiencing homelessness, and adults learning ESL. 

“We are fortunate to call upon Dr. Williams’ long-standing educational leadership and deeply rooted community work to strengthen AISD’s support services for all of our students,” Dr. Anthony Mays, chief school leadership officer said. “Dr. Williams leads with equity in mind, spearheading a contemporary and intentional partnership approach that brings schools, families, and communities together to educate and support students through robust programs and helpful services.” 

Prior to being named assistant superintendent for student support services, Dr. Williams served as the Executive Director of School, Family, and Community Education for AISD. She brings more than 45 years of experience to her new role, including serving as a teacher, education specialist, program analyst, reading specialist, principal, consultant, and area superintendent. 

Dr. Williams grew up in Washington, D.C. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Howard University, education specialist degrees in administration and elementary education from the University of Florida at Gainesville, and a doctorate in education from California Coast University. 

Throughout her career, she has been a community champion and leader at the local, state, and national level, volunteering with Wesley United Methodist, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, A+ Federal Credit Union, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas, the Austin Alliance of Black School Educators, National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators, Communities In Schools of Central Texas, YWCA Women of Achievement, UT Neighborhood Longhorn Program, Seedling Foundation, the Boys and Girls Scholarship Committee and Travis County Special Fund.