Longtime school trustee stepping down

Longtime school trustee stepping down
Posted on 12/16/2013
williams_resigns Alex Williams, a member of the Waco ISD Board of Trustees since 2000, is relinquishing his seat as of December 31, 2013. Williams has submitted his letter of resignation to current Board President Pat Atkins. A two-time president during his 13-year tenure on the board, Williams holds the District 2 position and represents large parts of North and East Waco.

Williams’ departure ends a 56-year association with public education. He has served as teacher, counselor, coach, assistant principal, principal and school board member. The majority of his career was spent at Corsicana ISD.

"My professional association has afforded me the fulfillment of basic and extended goals," said Williams. "It is inconceivable that another profession could provide the sense of worth and purpose I enjoyed."

Williams is currently serving his fifth term which expires in May 2015. According to policy, the Board may fill the vacancy by appointment or with a special election to fill the unexpired term. The vacancy must be filled within 180 days of the effective resignation date. Atkins says determining the manner in which to fill the District 2 seat will be discussed by the Board in January.

“Alex brought a perspective to the Board that will be hard to replace,” said Atkins. “He possesses tremendous knowledge of the District and history of this community. That knowledge coupled with more than half a century of experience in public education is going to be missed.”

Williams is a Waco native and a proud graduate of A.J. Moore High School. When faced with complex and difficult decisions over the past 13 years, rarely a meeting went by without Williams interjecting dialogue based on his personal experiences. And he always found a way to express his love for students and the district.

"I wish WISD continued success in the pursuit of lofty ideals for the students of this community,” added Williams. "I have been and will always be one of WISD's greatest supporters."