Whitney Williams is the Supervisor for the Parents as Teachers program of New Castle County, Delaware. Parents as Teachers is an international early childhood home based parent education program serving families with children ages birth to five. Parents as Teachers is housed within the Christina School District where Williams is a member of the district’s Executive Leadership Team; overseeing staff who provide up to 5,000 home visits to almost 500 families a year. Having over twenty-five years of experience in the areas of early childhood and K-12 education, her leadership positions have spanned over the classrooms of Pennsylvania to the northern county of Delaware, where she holds administrative certifications for Parental Engagement, School Leader, and District Executive Leader positions.
Williams serves as adjunct faculty for Springfield College in Wilmington, DE, teaching undergraduate courses under the concentration of Human Services. She serves as Chair of the Education Committee for the board of the Delaware Adolescent Program, Incorporated, and recently appointed as Co-chair for the Parent, Educator and Community Engagement Committee under the Governor’s established Wilmington Education Improvement Commission. Williams is also an original member of the Wilmington Early Care and Education Council, established in 2001 by the Mayor, to improve the quality of early care and education for families in the City of Wilmington. She also serves as a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Delaware Chapter.
As an educator, Williams continues to encourage and empower parents on the resources and tools available for their family to be successful. Her style and compassion for working with at-risk children and their families has been recognized nationally and applauded by colleagues, administrators, parents and community representatives. She believes that it is imperative for parents to learn the importance of parental engagement, and be exposed to the educational and community resources that are available to meet their family’s needs for success.
Williams holds a B. S in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Temple University, a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Cheyney University, and currently completing her Ed.D in Educational Leadership at Delaware State University.