Board of Education spotlight series: Terry Williams

Published 5:26 pm Monday, August 29, 2016

Terry Williams has been serving on the Beaufort County Board of Education for six years. Of those six years, he has served two and a half years as chairman. Williams represents District 4, but really is an advocate of all districts in the county. As board chairman, he works diligently to ensure that the issues facing the board and the district are handled fairly and to the best interest of the students.

A fellow board member said, “With Terry Williams as our board chairman, I see the tremendous amount of work he does to keep Beaufort County Schools moving forward.  We are proud to have Terry as our chairman and the importance he places on the educational success of all of our students. He keeps us informed and never hesitates to make sure he has the input of all the board members. He makes us all feel like we are part of something great. Beaufort County is very blessed to have such a leader as Terry Williams.”

It is not unusual to see Williams in any of the schools around the county. He is very interested in what’s going on in each and every school, and wants the staff and students to know that he is always ready to listen to their concerns or celebrate their achievements.

Board member Carolyn Walker said, “Terry is one of the most dedicated school board members I have ever known. He is constantly visiting the different schools and meeting with various staff members and students. His goal to make Beaufort County Schools the best it can be is evident in the way he cares about our school community.”

Williams is married and lives in Chocowinity. He has two daughters, and both are educators in our county. He is the proud grandfather of three. Williams is also retired from Procter & Gamble as a market manager with a background in marketing and budget management. This background is an asset when planning local and capital budgets.

“I support high standards of learning and accountability because we have no greater asset for our future than our children,” Williams said of why he wanted to serve on the board. “I also want to provide strong support to our teachers, administrators and staff while practicing fiscal responsibility of available funds.”

The best way to describe Williams would be as a strong advocate of public education. He is dedicated to making Beaufort County Schools a great place to educate youth.

Over the next several weeks, the Daily News will be highlighting Beaufort County Board of Education members, as part of a spotlight series about the members’ backgrounds and their roles on the board.