December 16, 2015 | Cessilye Williams, Alaska Secondary School Principal of the Year
Congratulations to our Alaska Secondary School Principal of the Year Cessilye Williams from Clark Middle School in Anchorage. Cessilye has been a principal for 15 years, the past 13 at Clark.
As Cessilye stated in her application, Clark Middle School is in one of Anchorage's most culturally diverse neighborhoods with a population that speaks over 50 different languages. Clark is a school with the "most." We have the highest number of minority students, the highest number of special education students, the highest number of students on free and reduced lunch, the highest number of single parent households, the largest number of foreign languages spoken, the highest number of refugee students, the highest number of students who are monolingual, and most importantly the highest number of student achievers.
Every student enrolled in Clark brings a unique set of talents that our instructional team works diligently to recognize, support and highlight. Recognizing the talents of each student and staff has been the driving force of my leadership role at Clark Middle School. I am incredibly proud to be the principal leading Clark in our journey from good to GREAT.