Meet the Principal

Dr. Williams

Dr. Lisa O. Williams

 Dr. Williams is a native of Anniston, Alabama. She attended Saks Elementary, Middle and High School, graduating in 1984. She has been an educator in the Cobb County School District for 27 years. She taught English at Lindley Middle School (1988-1991), and served on the first faculty at Lost Mt. Middle School as an English and Social Studies teacher (1991-1994) before assuming responsibilities as a school administrator. Her school administrative experiences include serving as an Assistant Principal at Griffin Middle School in Smyrna, Georgia (1994-1998) and Awtrey Middle School in Acworth, Georgia (1998-2001). She was named as principal of Awtrey Middle School in 2001, then selected to serve as the principal to open Barber Middle School in 2005 where she continues to serve.  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. She 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. Dr. Williams resides in Acworth, Georgia with her husband, Greg Williams, who is the director of bands at North Cobb High School. Their son, Austin, is a senior at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studies trumpet performance with Mr. Michael Sachs.