Dr. Theresa Williams
Dr. Theresa Williams is a career educator who has served as a teacher, school leader, district executive and as deputy superintendent within two large Texas school districts.
As Plano ISD’s Deputy Superintendent since 2018, Dr. Williams has provided leadership for the district’s 73 campuses and 6,500 employees, operationalizing the district’s strategic objectives and serving as acting superintendent as needed.
She has a proven record of success in instructional and operational leadership, building and developing teams, strong and effective communication and a customer-first approach, placing the needs of students and families at the center of every decision.
A Texas native with 27 years in the profession, Dr. Williams considers education to be her calling. She believes that every student deserves to have an exceptional learning experience and that a strong educational system is essential to the development of tomorrow’s workforce and the next generation of leaders.
Prior to joining Plano ISD, she held leadership roles in other Texas school districts, including deputy superintendent in Lubbock ISD and executive director of educational operations in Garland ISD.
Dr. Williams holds a doctorate of education and a master’s in educational administration and supervision from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is a proud Red Raider from Texas Tech University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree.