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Dr. Kevin Williams

Dr. Kevin Williams (FL '12)

Principal

Norwood Elementary School
Miami, FL

At the time of the Award, Dr. Kevin Williams was:

Principal
Norwood Elementary School
Miami, FL

Grade(s): Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Biographical Information

A Miami native and product of Miami-Dade public schools, Dr. Kevin Williams is a beloved principal at Norwood Elementary School. His experience as a former math teacher at the school has helped him earn the trust and respect of the faculty. Students know him well, and teachers turn to him for advice. And at this high-need, all-minority campus, students are thriving.

Hands-on and dedicated, Williams provides valuable resources to the school and community, and fosters collaboration and teamwork among his staff to get the job done. Even after assuming the principalship, he has maintained a direct impact on the classrooms. He frequently models lessons for teachers and tutors students who need extra help. Williams gets students excited about learning by motivating and rewarding them for academic excellence. For excelling on a reading exercise, for example, students lined up outside his door to receive their “pat on the back.”

As a result, on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 2.0, Norwood students overall scored at or above state averages in reading and notably exceeded state averages in math. The school has received an “A” rating on the FCAT since 2005, and received it highest score in 2010-2011 school year under Dr. Williams leadership. Williams has received several Race To The Top awards during his tenure as principal. In October 2013 Dr. Williams was selected as one of South Florida's Top Black Educational Leaders.

Outside of the “classroom,” Williams mentors underprivileged male students at Norwood through the Young Men of Distinction afterschool program. He holds day and evening events to encourage parental involvement, including “Donuts and Dads,” a health fair, bowling and a golf tournament. Williams can also be found supporting the chess team, which competes at state and national levels. His devotion and drive to bring out the best in others extends beyond the campus. Williams is heavily involved in the community and his local church, where he serves as a Senior Pastor.


Personal Message

I want to personally welcome the students, parents, faculty, and community stakeholders to the Milken Educational page. It is my endeavor to establish an environment that is safe and effective; one that promotes respect for diversity, responsibility, and veneration for high academic achievement. Rest assure that I work tirelessly to increase the academic proficiency of all learners, instill character and provide instructional motivation to prepare students for this global society. This is a promise of commitment, dedication, and service to the students, parents and community. Every school year is a challenging year for many of us as we work towards meeting District, State and personal goals with fewer resources. I cherish our community relationships and know that our combined efforts will make a difference in the lives of each and every one of our students! We urge you to become involved in our quest to educate every child. Please stay informed by meeting regularly with your child’s teacher and providing support during their home-learning experiences, or by volunteering at the school, joining the PTA. This school year also promises to be exciting, productive, informative, hopeful, and fun filled as we “Exceed Excellence, Today, Tomorrow, and Always”. As a Principal, I look forward to the journey of making the World the ideal learning community. “Positive Attitudes, Endless Possibilities” 
 Sincerely, Dr. Kevin N. Williams

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Dr. Kevin Williams Newsletters

Three Days, Four States, $100,000
Nov 16, 2012


Dr. Kevin Williams In The News

Recibe premio Director de M-DCPS
Libre  |  Jan 15 , 2013  |  Miami, FL

An unprecedented year for Miami-Dade schools
Miami Herald  |  Jan 06 , 2013  |  Miami, FL

Miami-Dade principal wins $25,000 award
The Miami Herald  |  Nov 13 , 2012  |  Miami, FL


Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

B.A. Elementary Education

M.A. Urban Education

Ed.D. Educational Leadership


Groups/Affiliations

Phi Gamma Sigma

National Alliance of Black School Educators (Miami Chapter)


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