• Kristie Williams, principal of Phoenix High School, is the Plaquemines Parish School Board’s Principal of the Year for 2018. Photo by Jason Browne

Community ties earn Williams PPSB Principal of the Year honors

If Kristie Williams remains principal of Phoenix High School for six more years, she will have ushered an entire generation of Eastbank students through the Plaquemines School System from pre-kindergarten through graduation.

If she maintains the momentum she built in her seventh year at the helm of PHS, another six years should be no sweat. Williams was named Plaquemines Public School Board’s Principal of the Year for 2018, oversaw the opening of the Second Harvest Food Bank at her school in September and is preparing to graduate the district’s first student to leave high school with an associate’s degree thanks to dual enrollment through Nunez Community College.

“We have a great responsibility here because we’re entrusted with kids from 3-years-old until they are 18. That’s a big part of their life, and I try to make sure all my teachers understand that,” said Williams. “And the longer I’m here, the more I realize we get to do a lot of good work connecting the community to resources.”


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