Profile: Sheri Sue Williams
Sheri Williams is a tenured Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. Her teaching and scholarship is focused on the preparation of school administrators for transformational and culturally proficient leadership.
Dr. Williams began her career as a high school teacher and served 23 years as Superintendent of two rural school districts, Assistant Superintendent in a large urban district, and Principal of four rural schools.
She has received numerous awards including the “Excellence in Education Award” from the National Alliance of Business and the “Friend of Education Award” from the Colorado Education Association, an affiliate of NEA.
Her community work includes service as Vice President of the National PTA, Board of Directors for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Board of the New Mexico Voices for Children, National Advisory Panel for the Child Care Action Campaign, and appointee to the Sixth US Congressional District Education Task Force.
She is a graduate of the 2007 International Aspen Ideas Institute and the 2011 Leadership New Mexico Core Program. She was awarded a Fellowship by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Dr. Williams earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, master’s degree from the University of Illinois, doctorate from Oklahoma State University, and post-doctoral Certificate in Executive Leadership from the University of Colorado.