Mrs. Kelley Williams, Superintendent of Pontiac School District
Mrs. Williams was selected by the Pontiac Board of Education as Superintendent in May 2013. Prior to that she was the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction (since 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).
Mrs. Williams received her Master’s in Curriculum, Instruction and Leadership at Oakland University and her Michigan Administrative Certification in 2009.
The passion Mrs. Kelley Williams has for improving education for all children is rooted in her own childhood experience when her teacher and parents inspired her to pursue a college degree in Early Childhood Education at Clark Atlanta University. Early in her career, Mrs. Williams began teaching at the elementary and middle school levels in Pontiac School District. Her dedication to students and her peers led her to administrative roles within Pontiac School District – first as principal, then as the curriculum supervisor, assistant superintendent and most-recently as superintendent. Always committed to improving learning, providing inspiration and making a positive difference in students’ lives has been her mantra.
Mrs. Williams believes in a child-first improvement approach by increasing efficiency and performance, eliminating ineffective programs and making focused decisions. Her ability to motivate educators to grow in skills, collaborate with her team and Board members exhibits the visionary leadership she has demonstrated in her 23 years serving in the Pontiac School District. She is focused driven to continue to improve the Pontiac School District to ensure academic success for all students.