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.
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B.A. Elementary Education
M.A. Urban Education
Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Phi Gamma Sigma
National Alliance of Black School Educators (Miami Chapter)