Dr. Lisa O. 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 Leadership and Administration 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 a retired educator with 30 years of public school experience, serving as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and most recently as a Human Resources Coordinator for the Cobb County School District in the metropolitan Atlanta area. She is an active member of the Acworth, Georgia community where she was a member of the delegation team representing the city in their selection as an All-America City in 2010. She was also recognized as the Acworth Citizen of the Year in 2015. Dr. Williams was presented the 2013 Georgia Music Educators Association Administrative Leadership Award for her support of music education.
She and her husband of 31 years, Greg Williams, reside in Acworth. They have one son, Austin, who is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Rice University. He and his wife, Meredith, have been married for two years. The Williams family enjoys traveling, playing golf, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.