A Detailed BiographyAnn Williams is known as a decisive leader and advocate for education throughout the State of Texas. A native Houstonian and graduate of Houston public schools (Jesse H. Jones High School – HISD), Ann Williams became a resident of the Alief community nearly 29 years ago. She is the proud parent of two sons both graduates of Aleif Elsik High School.
As a head of household, Ann Williams’s shares “I must be honest to state the road to educating my two sons was not always pleasant, but with the help of my family, church groups and neighbors, we were successful.” They both achieve their dream as college graduates.
Ms. Williams’s first induction to service in education was as a volunteer in several organizations where she advocated for parents and students. She participated in countless parent/teacher conferences and ARDS for special needs students. She also worked 5 plus years as a long-term substitute teacher; 3 years within Alief I.S.D. These experiences helped her to realize that improving academic achievement cannot be accomplished without input from board members, administrator and teachers; she values their contributions in motivating and engaging students.
Having over 20 plus years in the Information Technology industry, Ms. Wililiams left the Information Technology industry and begin a teaching career as a CTE Teacher at a Title 1 campus in Northwest Houston. Her professionalism, process management and analytical skills brings value and aid her to think broadly on issues relating to educating students. It is evident as she had lead the Alief I.S.D. school board for the last four years as School Board President.
Ann Williams seeks to understand every aspect of education from local state and national views. A Trustee to Alief ISD, she is also a member of Texas Caucus Black School Board Members where she now serves as Secretary, but has held the positions of President, Regional Vice-President for two terms representing South Texas area districts. Ms. Williams has also been nominated several times by her Alief board colleagues to represent as a member of Houston Galveston Area Council, TASB School Board Advocacy Network and TASB Legislative Advisory Committee.
She has held membership of both National Black Caucus of School Board Members, and National Hispanic Caucus of School Board Members. Ann Williams’ civic memberships included West Houston P-16 Council, and her leadership within are church of Abundant Life Cathedral – Board of Education. When Ms. Williams is not working her community; she work in her mothers’ non-profit organization (Ark of Safety Ministries) to provide mentoring and scholarships for students who have endured the loss of their parent through death, divorce or incarceration.
Serving is more than second nature – She serves because for her OUR CHILDREN MATTERS!