Dr. Mia Williams

Chief of the Office of African American Male Achievement, Seattle Public Schools

Dr. Mia Williams completed her degree and received her teaching certificate from Central Washington University in 1994. From there she earned a M.Ed. of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and principal credentials from the University of Washington, and then went on to complete her doctorate in June of 2018.

For almost three decades, Dr. Williams has led transformational change in Seattle Public Schools. Under Dr. Williams’ leadership, students’ social, emotional, and academic success have increased dramatically. As a principal, her school’s student-centered approach and innovative programs focused on African American Male achievement have become a model for others–in Seattle and nationally, including being invited as a panelist and guest at the White House’s summit on the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and she was one of the founding principals of Kingmakers of Seattle. Dr. Williams was also the 2016 Washington State Middle Level Principal of the Year.

Dr. Williams currently serves as Chief of the Office of African American Male Achievement for Seattle Public Schools. Superintendent Denise Juneau said, “Mia is the perfect person to lead this office and I’m excited about what is next for African-American students and their families.” Dr. Williams’ work to support the brilliance and excellence of Black boys and teens and her commitment to educational justice, has been consistently recognized.

12:00PM - 12:40PM

Friday, April 16th

Case Study Panel: Seattle Public Schools

Leaders from Seattle Public School share their story of working with Kingmakers of Oakland and creating their own Office of African American Male Achievement.