Kenneth C. Williams

Kenneth C. Williams

Kenneth C. Williams, a former teacher, assistant principal, and principal, shares his experience and expertise as a recognized trainer, speaker, coach, and consultant in education and leadership.

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Kenneth C. Williams

Kenneth C. Williams is a former teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He shares his experience and expertise as a recognized trainer, speaker, coach, and consultant in education and leadership. Kenneth is the chief visionary officer of Unfold the Soul, LLC, a company dedicated to inspiring individuals and teams to perform at the highest level. Skilled in developing productive, student-focused learning environments, Kenneth is former principal of The Learning Academy at E. J. Swint in Jonesboro, Georgia, and Damascus Elementary School in Damascus, Maryland. His firsthand experience with transforming challenged schools translates into action-oriented presentations that inspire hope, create a clear vision, and offer practical strategies to those overwhelmed by challenges.

His leadership was crucial to creating a successful professional learning community (PLC) at Damascus, a challenged school that needed a new direction. The results of his efforts can be seen across all grade levels. Over a two-year period, the school’s state standardized test scores revealed a significant increase in the percentage of students performing at proficient and advanced levels. The process of building a PLC at E. J. Swint continues thanks to Kenneth’s work in laying a solid foundation in this underserved community.

Kenneth earned a bachelor of arts from Morehouse College, a master of science from the University of Bridgeport, and an administration and supervision certificate from Bowie State University.

PLC at Work™

Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Rebecca DuFour, Mike Mattos, Anthony Muhammad, and Tim Brown, the champions of PLC at Work™, are among the foremost authorities on applying PLC principles in the real world of schools. They consult with state departments, professional organizations, and school districts worldwide on strategies for improving schools.

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Presentation titles by Kenneth C. Williams

  • More Than a Mission Statement: Moving Your PLC From Compliance to Crusade
  • Navigating the Seven Cs of Relational Leadership
  • Every Child, Every Day: Professional Learning Communities at Work™
  • New Paradigms, Timeless Principles: The Power of Servant Leadership
  • Collaboration for a Change
  • Twelve Angry Men: The Power of One, the Promise of Team
  • Do We Have Norms or Nice to Knows?
  • Failure to Launch: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls of Collaborative Teams
  • At-Risk or Underserved? Focusing on What Really Matters in Student Learning

“My teachers raved about Ken. They wanted to know two things: Why haven't we invited Ken to our school sooner? When can he come back?”

Michelle Thigpen, principal, Beulaville Elementary School, North Carolina

“The 12 Angry Men: The Impact of One and the Power of Team breakout session was absolutely the highlight of the PLC institute. I had two years of communication classes in college. This presentation by you was the BEST I have ever experienced on team dynamics and team building. I would recommend the breakout session as useful for those experienced team builders and inexperienced team builders alike.”

Mary L. Coons, resource specialist, Klamath Falls City Schools, Oregon

“I have been involved in education for over 30 years as a teacher, an assistant principal, and a principal. I have attended more staff development days than I care to admit. By far, this one was the best!”

Marianne Maines, Ss. Peter & Paul School, Williamsville, New York