Michael Williams has served in education and academics for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where he received a Bachelor in Education. After completing his undergraduate degree, he obtained a Master in School Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michael is currently an approved member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, or COPAA, which works to secure high-quality educational access for students with a wide range of disabilities.
Michael’s extensive experience in preschool, elementary, middle, and high school in both the public and private sectors has given him a broad perspective of schooling and the individual needs of each child. He spent years in the classroom, teaching middle school Science and Math, and has served at all organizational levels within School Administration.
He has specific training in Academically Gifted Teaching from the University of Connecticut and training in IB (International Baccalaureate) from Calgary, Canada, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Michael has attended numerous conferences across the country on topics such as coaching, instructional design, formative and summative assessments, Project Based Learning, curriculum innovation, special education workshops, Merit Pay for teachers, observation and evaluation of teachers and staff, Leader in Me by Covey, Reader and Writers Workshop, Math Coaching, and Facilitative Leadership, just to name a few. He has traveled to Illinois, Florida, and Pennsylvania working with schools to enhance their school programs and organizations.
Michael also currently works closely with AdvancED on North Carolina School Accreditation, serves as a consultant to School administrators and faculty at all levels, and he coaches students and their families throughout the Triangle area. Michael’s passion is helping families with educational consulting, academic coaching and school navigation. His true heart for educational excellence and the deep understanding of the importance of the whole child are the foundation for CES.