The Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education-English Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Both from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Ms. Lisa Williams

I am in my 24th year as a professional in the field of education. I discovered early on that my purpose in life was to teach, inspire, motivate, and lead. My life has and continues to be an open novel of colorful stories woven throughout the buildings, hallways, and classrooms that I have worked in. No matter the role or title, my career has been enriched by my experiences, cultivated through many challenges, and nurtured with the knowledge and understanding that I am constantly evolving as an educator. 

I started my career as an ELA teacher with Detroit Public Schools at Martin Luther King Jr. Sr. High School. After two years, my journey took me to the Oak Park School District where I served as an ELA teacher, Department Chair and Dean of Students. My tenure there prepared me for the next 14 years of solid leadership experience as an Assistant Principal and Principal with the Ferndale Public Schools & Van Dyke Public School District. I also served a year as a School Improvement Consultant with Wayne RESA.  

Over the years, I have worked with diverse cultures, divergent socio-economic populations, and students with a wide range of learning abilities and challenges. I work tirelessly to build solid relationships with students, staff, parents, and stakeholders to forge positive community partnerships. It is my goal to ensure that high achievement is attained at optimal levels and that school safety is a high priority.  

My vision is to provide a learning environment that is committed to continuous improvement and provides equitable learning opportunities for all students.