Indira Williams, principal of Ginter Park Elementary School, received the 2016-2017 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. She was recently recognized during a school board meeting.
The award recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their jobs to create an exceptional educational environment. Nominees must demonstrate qualities such as leadership, exemplifying commitment while inspiring their students and advocating for their school. The award recipient receives a $7,500 cash grant and an additional $7,500 for school projects chosen by the principal.
“I am both honored and humbled to have been chosen as a recipient of the R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Leadership,” said Williams. “As a leader I believe that it is my fundamental duty to provide students with every opportunity to realize success through a multitude of experiences, most pragmatic in nature. This award will open the door for student opportunities to utilize science, math and reading along with their creativity and critical thinking skills to develop essential problem solving abilities.”
Williams joined Richmond Public Schools in 1989. She has served as a classroom teacher and Title I mathematics teacher at J. L. Francis Elementary School, as an assistant principal at Miles Jerome Jones Elementary School, and principal at Summer Hill Elementary School prior to becoming principal of Ginter Park Elementary School.
The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals annually – one each from the school systems in the city of Richmond, as well as Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties. For more details, visit http://www.tcfrichmond.org/.