Thomas J. Williams ‘70
University of North Carolina – Pembroke, BS ’76
East Carolina University, MAEd ’80; EdS ’82; EdD ‘10
Superintendent - Granville County Schools 2000 - 2007
Executive Director - North Carolina Business Committee for Education
Assistant Superintendent – Johnston County Schools
Elementary, middle, and high school principal - Johnston and Granville Counties
Classroom teacher and High School Baseball and Soccer Coach – Wake County Schools
Founder/President - Strategic Educational Alliances, Incorporated
Interim Chancellor – North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Order of the Long Leaf Pine – highest honor awarded by the Governor of North Carolina
East Carolina University Educators Hall of Fame; UNC Pembroke Alumnus of the Year
Glatthorn Outstanding Dissertation Award; Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary of Oxford, North Carolina
Lettered in Soccer and Baseball at Boston College and UNC-Pembroke
Advice to Students
Commit to putting forth your personal best every day.
Treasure what each day offers in creating lifelong habits for happiness and success.
Embrace opportunities at NHS to establish a solid foundation for achieving your adult interests and dreams.
Seek out others who appear different from you and seek to understand their unique perspectives and cultures.
Seize opportunities to personally serve and improve your larger NHS community.
“You need to understand that the decisions you make the next three to four years of your life will determine the kinds of opportunities you will have the next thirty to forty years of your life.” Coach John Carroll
Inducted November 23, 2010