The Alcorn School District Board of Directors voted to hire Williams during its regular meeting Thursday night.
Williams worked in the Alcorn School District until about six years ago, most recently as the principal of Rienzi Elementary School. He also served as a teacher, coach, bus driver and assistant principal at Rienzi.
He is currently the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tech Prep division head and the associate dean of instruction. Williams graduated from Biggersville High School and went on to attend Northeast, the University of Mississippi and the University of North Alabama.
Smith said Williams has demonstrated his care for students and the district is fortunate to have him as assistant superintendent.
“His experience as a former teacher, coach, bus driver and administrator will be an asset in his new role in the district,” Smith said. “The district will utilize his collegiate experience as well to inform our students of the challenges and rigor that is demanded on the next educational level.”
The superintendent said she and Williams worked well together when he was the principal of Rienzi Elementary.
“I look forward to him returning to the Alcorn School District team,” said Smith.