With 12 years of education experience under her belt, ’s new principal Nuria Williams hopes to bring her strength as an instructional leader to her new position.
A self-described "people person," Williams is also looking forward to working with the parent and educator community in Crofton, and building positive working relationships so they can all do what is best for the kids.
“I am a student-focused person,” said Williams. “I believe in being teacher supportive and working collaboratively with all stakeholders.”
Because of her own love of learning and instruction, Williams also hopes to provide the teachers of Crofton Middle with professional development opportunities and give them the right tools to reach all of their students.
This issue of reaching all students is a major concern to Williams, as it has been throughout her eight year career in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
“There are some students that are finding success and some that are not,” said Williams. “The challenge of all educators is how to reach all of our students so they can each find success.”
All that being said, Williams has only been on the job since June 27 and says she has a lot to learn about Crofton Middle. She has been doing a lot of listening and much learning, and is eagerly anticipating the start of the school year in August.
“I’m truly excited to be here,” she said.
Family: Williams has been married to her husband, Vincent, for seven years. They have a 4-year-old daughter named Mia.
Residence: She and her family live in Edgewater, but she hails from Florida.
Favorite Book: The last novel she read was The Help by Kathryn Stockett, but her favorite book to read with her daughter is Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney.
Education: Williams is working on her Ph.D. in instructional leadership at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where she also earned a master's degree in educational leadership. She has a bachelor's degree in special education from the University of Central Florida.