Assistant Principal of Instruction: Terri Williams

Hello, My Name Is...

<Terri Williams>


Terri Williams is an assistant principal for instruction. She has 15 years of educational experience. Williams graduated with a degree in journalism from Howard University, and she earned her educational certification in secondary English from the former North Harris County Community College in Houston. She earned her Master of Arts degree in communication from Texas Southern University, and her administrative certification from the University of St. Thomas.

Ms. Williams began her career in the Houston Independent School District as a high school journalism teacher, then moving into teaching all levels of English. While in HISD, she worked in a number of positions, including University Interscholastic League academic coordinator, debate, and journalism coach. She also worked as an adjunct professor at Lone Star College Cy-Fair.

She later became chair of the English department and also served on a district-wide committee of English teachers charged with aligning and writing curriculum for the middle and high school campuses in HISD. She also served on a state-wide committee of English teachers charged with establishing the standards for the state teacher’s English content exam.

Ms. Williams then moved to Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District where she served as an instructional coach, department chair, and academy coordinator, in addition to teaching high school English.

A native of Houston, Ms. Williams graduated from the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Before transitioning into education, she worked as a reporter for several publications, including The Dallas Morning News and The Virginian-Pilot.