Mrs. Yolanda Williams grew up in East Texas where she received an Associate of Arts degree from Tyler Junior College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (with minors in English and Reading) from Stephen F. Austin State University. She also holds a Master’s of Education Administration from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
Yolanda began her career in education teaching 3rd graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary in Terrell ISD. Mrs. Williams transitioned to Irving ISD and joined the J.O. Davis family where she taught learners in grades 3- 5-general education, gifted/talented, multi-age, and ESL for 14 years. During that time, Mrs. Williams also enjoyed opportunities to serve as a district trainer for various initiatives in Irving ISD, Summer School administrator, being a part of the district's Curriculum Writing Team, as well as the blessing of being named Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Williams joined Coppell ISD and enjoyed 3 years learning and growing professionally as a Digital Learning Coach. She returned to Irving ISD where she served for 4 years as an Academic Specialist at A.S. Johnston Elementary and as a district curriculum writer for ELAR and Science.
Mrs. Williams now joins the TJ Lee Lions as an Assistant Principal, where she’s excited to partner with staff, faculty, families, and the community to impact teaching and learning.
She has seen each experience as a blessing and opportunity for growth. Mrs. Williams has a passion for the PLC culture which supports a focus on learning, culture of collaboration, results orientation, and a growth mindset.