Mr. Williams settles in to his new position as head principal at Sheyenne.
By Aisha Aden and Hailey Boehme
When you walk into the school you will likely be greeted by a smiling face and a cheerful hello from Sheyenne’s new principal, Mr. Williams.
Mr. Williams grew up in Chicago Illinois with his mom. As a teenager, he admits to being involved in his own fair share of trouble, so eventually, him and his mother decided it was best for him to move to Detroit Michigan to live with his dad. In Detroit, Mr. Williams took up football and started to focus more on his schoolwork. This resulted in him receiving scholarships from Moorhead State University - for football and for academics.
In college, he worked hard toward his degrees in secondary education as well as economics. After graduating, he accepted a job as a social studies teacher in the Fargo Public School District. He later decided to take an administrative spot at the elementary level and afterwards moved to being head principal at Discovery Middle School. When Mr. Williams heard that Sheyenne High School was in need of a new head principal he decided to take on the position.
Williams immediately recognized the potential Sheyenne held. He was inspired by the work of former principals Dr. Grooters and Dr. Cronin, who, it seemed to him, created a family-like culture here at Sheyenne. According to Mr. Williams, “When you come into this building, it’s like you belong.” His number one goal is to make sure everyone feels that way each day of the year. Williams hopes to create a safe environment for students and staff.
An additional goal of his is to get to know all the people that make Sheyenne High School so great and make sure they have the support to stay motivated. Already, the effort is showing as student and staff alike sang his praises. In a canvas of the school, people shared that they view Mr. Williams as “very understanding and excited to be at school” and that he is “a breath of fresh air to Sheyenne High School.” For now, his primary goals lie in building on this positive start. Someday, a little further down the line, he hopes to have a requirement for every student to take at least one advanced course to challenge themselves and for students to get more involved in school activities by joining clubs or sports teams.
One thing is clear: Mr. Williams is been a positive new face at Sheyenne and determined to carry on the school’s legacy of greatness. That said, the student body and faculty at Sheyenne is looking forward to sharing in this mission.
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