John Williams is an active member of the school board, and has attended schools all over Colorado. He hopes to use that experience to improve our schools here.
Williams’ father moved his family 17 times during his youth, and thus was forced to attend eight separate schools in Colorado, Wyoming, and Minnesota. He hopes he can bring the best of his experiences to District 51.
He studied Sociology at the University of Colorado, went on to law school at Lewis & Clark in Oregon, and now works as lawyer. Both of Williams’ children graduated from District 51.
In his free time Williams gives back to the community through the Grand Junction Economic Partnerhsip, Hilltop, District 51 Foundation, and John McConnell Math and Science Center.
Williams says his first priority is to get all third graders reading at a third grade proficiency by the end of their third grade year. He predicts that the current coaching model in Title 1 schools right now will go district-wide.
“I would like to lead District 51 to a high level of achievement,” says Williams. “If it is the best, the community will attract new businesses and jobs. The community needs to have high expectations of its schools and leaders.”