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NOLA Public Schools Elects First Black Woman as Superintendent

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Orleans Parish School Board unanimously voted to make Avis Williams the new superintendent for the NOLA Public Schools’ (NOLA-PS) district. 

Williams is the first permanent female superintendent in New Orleans in more than 181 years.

The news release from OPSB reads as follows:

The board and Dr. Williams will now enter contract negotiations. After a successful agreement, she will be formally appointed to the top position during a future board meeting.

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Dr. Avis Williams: NOLA’s First Black Woman Superintendent

The former Selma City School district superintendent was voted in by the city’s school board committee.

March 30 marked a historic day for New Orleans Public Schools. On Wednesday, the state announced that Dr. Avis Williams would become the new superintendent of schools across the big easy. Williams has now become the first black woman to serve in the position. The former Selma City School district superintendent was voted in by the city’s school board committee.

According to KSLA, Williams, who is also the president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, a non-profit organization that cultivates educators and teachers, was one of 50 candidates nominated and “one of 15 interviewed” for the role.

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Dr. Avis Williams to leave Selma for New Orleans

The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) unanimously voted today to offer the NOLA Public Schools’ (NOLA-PS) superintendency to Selma City School Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams, both systems announced today.

“The board’s choice is historic: It marks the first time in the 181 years of public education in New Orleans that a woman was chosen to serve as the permanent superintendent for the District,” the release from OPSB states.

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First black woman chosen as superintendent of NOLA public schools

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – New Orleans Public Schools now has a new superintendent and the choice is a historic one.

Dr. Avis Williams will be the first black woman to serve as superintendent and the first woman to permanently serve the position in the city. She was unanimously voted by the school board to lead the district.

Williams was one of 50 candidates overall and one of 15 interviewed by the board. She will now enter into contract negotiations with the board.

Williams was previously the superintendent of Selma City Schools in Alabama. In Selma, schools during her tenure increased their State Report Card score by 8 points, from 68 to 76, and one letter grade. Graduation rates also increased by 6percent, reading scores by 6 percent, and math by 8 percent.

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In historic move, Orleans Parish School Board names Avis Williams as next schools superintendent

Williams is first woman to be named permanent superintendent

After a monthslong, nationwide search, the Orleans Parish School Board has selected Avis Williams to be the next leader of New Orleans public schools. The board will now enter contract negotiations with Williams and plans to make the appointment official at its April meeting.

Williams, unanimously chosen by the board during a special meeting Wednesday, is the first woman to be named permanent superintendent of the Orleans Parish school district. 

Williams, a North Carolina native, has been superintendent of Selma City Schools in Selma, Alabama, since 2017.

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