Broad Resident Joins CCSD's Classroom Modernization Team
World-class students and families deserve world-class facilities, which is why Charleston County School District (CCSD) is investing approximately $30 million in capital bond funds over the next five years in the Technology Modernization Project. This project will allow for a 21st Century learning environment for every child, in every school, every day.
Troy Williams will be taking on a leadership role working with various school and district employees to help ensure that all CCSD students have access to cutting-edge technology in their classrooms and media centers. Williams has had an impressive management career with Wal-Mart and General Electric corporations. He earned a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and completed his Masters of Business Administration degree at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. He recently moved from Atlanta, Georgia but is originally from Hampton, Virginia.
Williams comes to the district as part of his two-year residency with the Broad Residency in Urban Education program. The highly competitive program equips proven and exceptional business leaders with rigorous professional development while they assume major responsibilities within urban school districts and charter school organizations.
Williams asserts that he is excited about the opportunity to start working right away to help achieve the district's goals and to embrace the vision and strategic direction that has been set forth by the Superintendent and the leadership team. He states that his own public education has been instrumental in his choice to join the Broad program and come to Charleston. He has embraced the opportunity to change careers in order to help children receive a high quality education.
“I come from a background that set high expectations, was results-driven and relied on strong leadership, team work and accountability. While I faced a different set of challenges in the private sector, I believe those same attributes are applicable and helped prepare me for working in public education," says Williams. "A vast majority of our children will be relying on public education for their future, and providing them with a high quality education could save their life. To me, that's reason enough to leave another career and work tirelessly in public education, because I know I will be making a difference and potentially saving lives.”