New city schools superintendent to focus on 'listening'

Friday, June 7, 2013

As the next superintendent of the Poughkeepsie City School District, Nicole Williams said she plans to lay the foundation to boosting student achievement by listening to and learning from students, parents, teachers, coaches and community members about their expectations and concerns.

“Our collective goal is to deliver on the promise of a high-quality education for the children that we serve,” she said. “We serve the students in the Poughkeepsie City School District.”

The Poughkeepsie school board on May 29 appointed Williams as superintendent for three years at an annual salary of $182,000, effective July 1. Williams is now the senior deputy superintendent for academic services and chief academic officer for St. Louis Public Schools in Missouri.

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