Kevin Williams Named New Willow Wood Junior High Principal

TOMBALL - Tomball ISD has announced Kevin Williams as the new Principal of Willow Wood Junior High School. He will replace Bob Frost, who transitions over to serve as Principal at Connections Academy for the 2021-22 school year.

“WWJHS has been a terrific campus for many years with high standards of success in all areas,” Williams said. “The high standards, dedicated staff, traditions, and the community support is something that interests me and has impressed me for many years. It is an honor to be a part of and have the opportunity to work alongside the staff, students and parents of WWJHS.”

Williams is no stranger to Tomball ISD, having served most recently as an Associate Principal of Operations at Tomball Memorial High School since 2016. Prior to that role, he was an Assistant Principal at Tomball High School for 10 years (2006-16). 

As its new leader, he will bring invaluable experience from the secondary level to WWJHS. 

Williams had his hands full at TMHS, running the day-to-day operations of approximately 200 staff members and over 2,500 students. Along with that, he served as a PLC facilitator, supervised the current construction work on campus, provided the weekly communication for the school community and implemented and supported school wide operations, which included oversight on several extracurricular activities.

A native of Kansas, Williams began his career in education as a teacher and coach at Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh, Kansas from 1994 to 1997. He then moved to Minneapolis, Kansas as an Assistant Principal at Minneapolis High School as well as the Junior High Athletic Director, teacher and coach from 1997 to 2006.

Williams is a 1994 graduate of Washburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He received his Master of Science in Education from Wichita State University in 2001 and his REEP Business Fellowship for School Leaders Certificate from Rice University in 2015.

What is it about education that you love so much? 
“That’s a tough question. Education is probably the most important thing that impacts a student’s trajectory/path/future. It is our responsibility to serve, teach and prepare students to be the best version of themselves so they can pursue their goals/dreams and equally rewarding seeing the development when they leave us and knowing we have done everything we can to prepare them.” 

What can the WWJHS school community expect of you as their leader?  
“I will have a commitment and dedication to our students, staff and community to support and grow our students through their junior high years and prepare them for a successful transition to high school.”    

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 19,000 students at 21 campuses.

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