Mrs. Kelley Williams, Superintendent of Pontiac School District
The passion Mrs. Kelley Williams has for improving education for all children in Michigan is rooted in her own childhood experience when a teacher and her parents inspired her to pursue a college degree in Early Childhood Education. She has carried this memory throughout her career as a teacher, principal and district superintendent. In any education situation, Kelley Williams searches out educators who possess the gift to improve learning, provide inspiration and make a positive difference in students and their learning.
Formerly the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Pontiac school district, Mrs. Williams believes in a child-first improvement approach by increasing efficiency and performance, eliminating unpopular or ineffective programs and making focused staffing decisions. Her ability to motivate educators to grow in skills and commitment so they can serve students better is demonstrated in her 25 years serving in the Pontiac School District where she significantly improved academic achievement during important shifts in community culture and economics.
Mrs. Williams was selected by the Pontiac Board of Education as Superintendent May 20, 2013.
Mrs. Williams received her Master’s in Curriculum, Instruction and Leadership at Oakland University and her Michigan Administrative Certification in 2009.
She was the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in 2010; elementary curriculum supervisor, 2008-2010; principal at Longfellow Elementary, 2004-2007; assistant principal at Lincoln Middle School, 2002 to 2004; and elementary teacher at Mark Twain Elementary, 1995 to 2001.