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Ms.  Cherise  Williams
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Principal's Bio

Education & Experience


University of Kentucky - Pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Systems Design

Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, Florida

Master of Science – Educational Leadership July 2003

Kennesaw State College Marietta, Georgia

Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education December 1993


State of Kentucky School Principal (All Levels)

State of Florida School Principal (All Levels)

State of Florida Elementary Education (Grades PreK-6)


Principal Pre-K /12, Everglades City School; Principal Pre-K / 6, South Christian Elementary, February 2010 – Present

·       Certified Evaluator for PGES (Professional Growth Evaluation System / Charlotte Danielson)

·       Facilitated Program Review implementation and documentation school wide

·       Collaborated with Florida Department of Education Differentiated Accountability team to determine areas of teacher weakness and created a plan of action to improve pedagogy

·       Successfully improved school rating from an F to a C in one school calendar year

·       Facilitated the new teacher evaluation model

·       Facilitated staff development to include Unpacking the Standards, Marzano High Probability Strategies, MTSS Student Interventions, Standard Based Report Cards, Learning Organization Practices (Peter Senge), Moving Pedagogical Practices from Good to Great (Jim Collins), Changing the School Culture (Michael Fullan)

·       Designed School Improvement Plan to include research based strategies to target areas of student deficit

·       Analyzed student data and school trend data

·       Created a schedule that would simultaneously meet the needs of a building serving elementary, middle, and high school students

·       Problem solved ways to create access to courses to meet graduation requirement within a small school

·       Implemented AVID course to support high education initiative for at risk students

·       Managed a budget to meet the operational and educational needs of all three levels in a school

Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, Everglades City School, Golden Terrace Elementary School, August 2008 to January 2010

·       Served as acting principal in November and December 2009

·       Designed, obtained funding for, and implemented two week Summer Marzano Training for instructional and non-instructional staff

·       Designed and led Thinking Maps workshop for staff and parents

·       Implemented Instructional Rounds program

·       Utilized PD 360 resources to support areas of teacher competency

·       Implemented student progress monitoring program

·       Facilitated staff and team meetings

·       Acted as the LEA for special education student meetings

Dean of Students, Golden Terrace Elementary School, Laurel Oak Elementary School, August 2003 to 2008

·       Assisted with the design of the Related Arts schedule which supports the Professional Learning Community program

·       Managed student discipline

·       Implemented Positive Behavior Support

·       Coordinated Business Partners

·       Assisted with the design and implementation of the afterschool program

·       Designed and led Parent Coffee Hour program workshops focused on FCAT preparation strategies

·       Served as the liaison for PTO

·       Acted as the first contact for facilities and health screenings


·       2010-2011 Collier County Outstanding Assistant Principal recipient

·       ASCD member

·       Served on the Standards Based Report Card Committee

·       Served on the Reduction in Budget Committee

·       Served on the College and Technical Education Principal Committee

·       Attended AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Summer Institute

·       Attended Cohort 9 Principal Institute at Center for Creative Leadership