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

Mar, 2022

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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