Jessie Williams

Biography

Jessie Williams is native of Mount Pleasant, SC and youngest of three children. He is married to the former Wyona Thompson. They have one son Elijah.

In 1993, he graduated from USC-Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He completed a Master of Arts in Teaching-Elementary Education degree in 1996 and in 2006 a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration all from USC-Columbia.

He started his career in education as a substitute teacher and then as a teaching assistant at AC Flora High School. At AC Flora, he reorganized the AC Flora Gospel Choir and sponsored the only fraternity ever organized on that campus. Upon receiving certification, he took his first teaching job at Alcorn Middle School where he worked for three years. In those three short years, he was able to revive the defunct yearbook staff and co-founded a boys to men mentoring program. He was also runner-up for the prestigious award of teacher of the year. After leaving Alcorn Middle school, he started teaching at Joseph Keels Elementary School teaching 3rd and 5th Graders. He taught there for six years. While there he organized a boys’ choir. The first ever in the history of that school and was able to secure grant funding to sustain the budget of that group from the state’s EIA grant source. He is currently an Assistant Principal. A position he has held since the 2005-06 school year. This is his 22nd year in education. At Bethel-Hanberry he organized and oversees two mentoring programs called Girls In Pearls and BowTie Gents aimed at sharing important life skills with 5 th grade girls and boys. He is also an entrepreneur that works to ensure that equal justice under the law is extended to all people.

He grew up in the church and is an ordained elder in the Church of God In Christ. He also is a Minister of Music. He is also blessed to serve as the Director of the South Carolina Jurisdiction COGIC Scholastic Motivation Ministries. These ministries are designed to help young people exude excellence in academics and in all settings and still maintain being a Christian.

In his free time, he loves attending Carolina football and basketball games, bowling, watching movies, and eating great food with family and friends.

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 Career Profile:

 A skilled and qualified school administrator with more than six years of experience in managing and accessing various records and data of the school, recruiting staff and conducting workshops. Looking for a position as an elementary or middle school principal to utilize my proficiency and experience in a highly regarded educational institute.   

Professional strengths: 

  • Possess strong communication and organizational skills  
  • Excellent supervisor and motivator  
  • Strategic planning and staffing  
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and managing staff  

Professional Experiences: 

Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School, Blythewood, SC 2008-present Assistant Principal  

  • Actively recruiting qualified professional educators  
  • Assist with interviewing, reference checking and hiring of certified and classified staff members 
  • Conduct meaningful and relevant professional development sessions for all members of the staff 
  • Assist the other assistant principal with providing, ordering, processing and inventorying student textbooks, workbooks and teacher materials 
  • Discipline students appropriately that allows for an orderly and peaceful school climate 
  • Meet with parents frequently to discuss their child’s progress and needs 
  • Assess the needs of the school and place work orders for the maintenance of the building and grounds 
  • Coordinate the state standardized testing for the school 
  • Serve as the approval and contact person for all afterschool clubs and programs  
  • Develop the yearly master schedule and related arts rotation based on staffing and curriculum needs 
  • Contribute to the writing of grants by teachers and staff members 
  • Organized, implemented and  currently managing a mentoring program for “at risk” students 
  • Secured a $1,500 dollar grant to supplement our school’s service learning budget 
  • Developed and handled a $3,500 budget for the operations of the mentoring program 
  • Partnered with Blythewood High School to secure student mentors for our “at risk” students 
  • Observe, supervise and evaluate teachers as they fulfill their professional responsibilities to students   
  • Create and implement the staff duty roster assuring proper supervision of our students 
  • Lead discussions with teachers to analyze school-wide data and assist them with utilizing data to inform instructional practices and choose appropriate curriculum material 
  • Develop student small groups for remediation based on test score data 
  • Provide data for the school’s PBIS leadership team to analyze 
  • Coordinated the agenda for School Improvement Council meetings, while serving on the SIC 
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of the school’s strategic planning document 
  • Conduct frequent meetings with the office staff to ensure that they are in sync with the school’s vision 
  • Supervise the custodial staff and provide feedback to their company regarding their performance   Create and update yearly the school’s crisis plan and safety folders 
  • Serve on the PTO Board 
  • Served on the district’s homework task force 
  • Currently serving on the district’s minority recruitment committee 
  • Currently serving on the district’s safety team 
  • Assist the principal in the day to day operations of the school  
  • Serve as a troubleshooter in all areas of the school as needed 

Blythewood Academy, Blythewood, SC 2005-2008 Assistant Principal  

  • Conducted meetings and organized workshops for teachers to improve their teaching skills  
  • Attended meetings with different school administrators to introduce innovative teaching strategies  
  • Assessed and evaluated the performance of students and teachers  
  • Assigned various duties to staff and ensured proper implementation of discipline on the school premises  
  • Handled the tasks of assessing and executing paper work and records for the development of the school  
  • Organized and directed a leadership program for 7th Grade boys 
  • Secured a $1,600 grant for the beautification of the grounds of the school 
  • Supervised and managed the budget for the Elementary Academy 
  • Recruited and hired teachers 
  • Coordinated the new student orientation and interviews 
  • Worked with the Principal and district administration to make some necessary structural changes 
  • Implemented the new system for allowing students to return to their sending schools 

Joseph Keels Elementary School 1999-2005 Teacher 

  • Served as third grade level team leader for two years  
  • Led the third grade team into winning two Farm City bulletin board awards 
  • Served as the Social Studies team leader for six years 
  • Served on the school’s discipline committee 
  • Assisted in the writing of the Palmetto Finest application 
  • Coordinated the annual Dining with Dads dinner 
  • Coordinated appropriate field study experiences  
  • Organized and directed a Boys’ Choir for three years 
  • Assisted with the direction of the Lion King production 
  • Developed the 2005-06 Master schedule  
  • Served on the interview team for the hiring of new teachers 
  • Secured and managed a $2,000 EIA grant for the operations of the Boys’ Choir 

Alcorn Middle School 1996-1999 Teacher 

  • Served as the school’s yearbook sponsor  
  • Managed the budget and production of the school’s yearbook 
  • Served as the co-sponsor of the student council for three years 
  • Served as the academic team sponsor for two years 
  • Teacher of Year first runner-up  
  • Assisted with school’s rites of passage program for boys 
  • Organized and chaperoned the 8th Grade field study to Washington, DC and to Charleston, SC   Conducted workshops at the SCASC’s summer student council camp.  

Educational Summary: 

  • Bachelor of Arts-History,  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 1989-1993 
  • Master of Arts in Teaching-Elementary Education,  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 1995-1996 
  • Master of Education-Educational Administration, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 2005-2006 

Certifications: 

  • South Carolina Department of Education, Elementary Principal/Supervisor 
  • South Carolina Department of Education, Elementary Education 
  • ADEPT Certification 
  • STEP Certification 
  • Teacher Mentor 
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention  
  • CPR  
  • First AID  

References:  Available upon request