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.