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About Dr. Floyd Williams

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Dr. Floyd Williams graduated from Marquette University with a B.S in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, with a concentration in elementary education. He later went on to receive his M.S in Administrative Leadership from Concordia University followed by an Ed.D in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University. Dr. Williams currently holds licenses for Superintendent in PreK-12; Principal in PreK-12; and Teacher in Grades 1-8 for the state of Wisconsin and a Professional Educator License and Superintendent Endorsement for the state of Illinois. He is also a member of numerous councils and boards such as the American Association of School Administrators, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, and the National Parent Teacher Association, amongst many others.

Throughout his career, Dr. Floyd Williams has served as a science teacher, reading teacher, principal at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, in addition to assistant superintendent and superintendent. He proudly worked for the Milwaukee Public School System for the first 17 years of his career. He also served as an adjunct instructor at the university level. With his tireless efforts, he has achieved increased student achievement, moving schools from needs for improvement to satisfactory. This ability to create positive change has made him a sought out leader to be placed in areas where his abilities can aid students in achieving success.

Dr. Floyd Williams also possesses great change management skills which has allowed him to be a mentor for beginning and experiences principals. He helps them work through specific issues such as school improvement initiatives, fiscal management, staff supervision, implementation of systemic policies and procedures, along with other vital school matters. His leadership style and innovative nature allowed him to create the Dr. George Washington Carver Academy of Mathematics and Science in 2005, where he also served as principal.

He has received many rewards and recognition including the Sarah Scott Principal of the Year from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators in 2004. In 2009, he was also featured as one of three Milwaukee Principals whose individual style has been making a difference in the lives of their students. In 2017, Dr. Floyd Williams was the Superintendent of Schools for Des Plaines School District and was one of 21 superintendents recognized by the National School Public Relations Association as a Superintendent to Watch. Dr. Floyd Williams has a strong desire to close the gaps in academic achievement which he does through professional approach that inspires the best in others. He is very passionate about teachers and sees them as the great equalizer in society as they play an essential role in whether or not citizens of that society succeed or fail. Dr. Williams understands that education is not a stagnant phenomenon, which is why it requires the leadership of committed and inspirational teachers.

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