Selma City Schools Superintendent Named Finalist for National Award

Selma City Schools Superintendent Named Finalist for National Award


(Selma, AL., 12/2/2021) Selma City Schools is pleased to announce that Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams is a finalist for AASA’s Women in School Leadership Award. This prestigious award pays tribute to the talent, creativity, and vision of outstanding women educational administrators in the nation’s public schools.


“On behalf of the Selma City Board of Education, we are excited that Avis has been named one of two finalists for the AASA Women in School Leadership Award. Avis's educational background as a teacher, coach, assistant superintendent, and superintendent, has made her a tremendous asset to Selma City School’s leadership team,” said Board Chairman; Johnny Moss, III. “There was a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Selma City Schools five years ago. Today, the school system has emerged from a dark time and turned the corner with many crediting Avis's steady hands on the wheel moving forward.”


"The vision of Team Selma is to be recognized as a model school district and it gives me so much joy when others see and celebrate our efforts and accomplishments. I want to thank our board of education for giving me the privilege to lead. I also thank AASA and Horace Mann for creating a space for women leaders to be seen. Finally, congratulations to the other superintendent finalist, my colleague and Soror, Dr. Sharon Contreras."-Dr. Avis Williams, Superintendent.


Dr. Williams is one of two finalists for the Superintendents Award category. Candidates are judged on leadership in meeting the learning needs of students, personal and organizational communication strength, constant professional improvement of knowledge and skills, and active community involvement. The final award recipients in each category will be announced during the AASA National Conference on Education, Feb. 17-19, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.



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AASA, The School Superintendent Association, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education.

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