Superintendent, Hattiesburg Public Schools
Aug 11, 2020
Superintendent, Hattiesburg Public Schools

Robert Williams has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, serving as a teacher, coach, and principal. He currently serves as Superintendent of the Hattiesburg Public School District. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Doctoral Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Williams earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Elementary from Copiah-Lincoln Community College and a Master of Education in Elementary Education from William Carey College.

Under his leadership as principal of N.R. Burger Middle has transformed from a school labeled “At Risk of Failing” in 2008 to “High Performing-High Progress” in 2012. In 2012, N.R. Burger received the “Champion of Change” award from the Mississippi Department of Education. Dr. Williams has been involved with and participated in numerous steering and selection committees, and he was selected as Hattiesburg Public School District Administrator of the Year (2011-2012 & 2015-2016) by his peers. Additionally, he represented Mississippi Congressional District Four (4) as a finalist for Mississippi Administrator of the Year.

Dr. Williams is married to Angela Givens Williams, an Assistant United States Attorney with Office of the United States Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi.  They are the parents of Anna-Grace Williams and Louis Alexander Williams.