Meet the Principal









Dr. Williams is a native of Anniston, Alabama. She is in her 29th year as an educator in the Cobb County School District. Following her teaching career at Lindley and Lost Mountain Middle Schools, she assumed responsibilities as a school administrator, serving students at Griffin and Awtrey Middle Schools. Dr. Williams was named principal of Awtrey Middle School in 2001 where she remained until being selected to open Murray F. Barber Middle School in 2005.  

Dr. Williams earned her B.S. (1987) and Master’s (1992) degrees in Secondary English Education from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama where she marched as a Ballerina with the Marching Southerners. She earned her Ed. S. in Educational Leadership from the State University of West Georgia (1998) and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi (2012). Dr. Williams has had the privilege of participating in the Georgia Department of Education Leadership Academy, the Kennesaw State University Leadership Academy, and the Harvard Principal’s Institute for School Improvement.

Dr. Williams is an active member in her community and served as a delegate team member to the All-America City Competition in 2010 where Acworth was selected as the All-America City. She was presented the 2013 GMEA Administrative Leadership Award for her support of music education. Dr. Williams and her husband, Mr. Greg Williams, were named the 2015 Acworth Citizens of the Year. They were recognized for their commitment to the children and schools in the Acworth community where they live and work. Dr. Williams is the principal of Murray F. Barber Middle School and Mr. Williams is the retired North Cobb High School director of bands. Their son, Austin, is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied trumpet performance with Mr. Michael Sachs. Austin is married to his high school sweetheart, Meredith Patterson Williams, and they reside in Houston, Texas where Austin is studying trumpet performance at Rice University.