Meet newly elected DCSD Vice President Christy Williams
By Mindy Stone; photo courtesy of Christy Williams
A fresh face is on the Douglas County School District Board of Education representing District E, which includes the Castle Pines community. Director Christy Williams is one of four new school board members sworn in November 30, 2021.
“I have a passion for the school district and education,” said Christy Williams.
Williams and her husband, Doc, have been married for 15 years. They live in the 80108 ZIP code with their three children, who currently attend middle and elementary school.
“I’m vested for a long time. I want to create a district that attracts families. I want to be a destination district,” commented Williams.
Williams is no stranger to the south Denver metro area. She is a Colorado native, grew up in Littleton and graduated from Heritage High School.
“After that, my route in life was not a four-year college. I want to make sure we have a path to success for all students because post-secondary isn’t always what people choose after high school,” Williams said.
Williams has run her own dog training business for more than 15 years. She also spends time volunteering at American Academy’s Castle Pines campus, where two of her three children attend school.
“I’ve been volunteering at my kids’ school since they started. My last year on PTO, I served as president. I really started seeing how schools work. From there, I joined the school accountability committee (SAC) and then from there, I joined the district’s accountability committee (DAC),” Williams shared.
When asked what she wants to accomplish in her new position, Williams said her priorities are to increase compensation for teachers and staff, strengthen partnerships between parents and teachers along with parent engagement, and accommodate growth in the new Castle Pines communities.
“When I was sworn in, I threw my name in the hat to be part of the long-range planning committee because I do have a lot of interest. I think we are going to need new schools,” said Williams. “I think that we’re going to have to come to the community to pass a bond so we can build new schools to accommodate all of these kids. I can’t speak specifically to redistricting because I don’t have enough knowledge yet in what we need to do.”
Williams looks forward to using her passion for education to serve the Castle Pines community as a fresh voice on the school board.
“If there is anyone in 80108 that wants to chat, I would love that,” concluded Williams. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org.