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Courtney Williams


Mrs. Courtney Williams, M.ED., joined ACCEL Schools in 2017 with over ten years of experience working in K-12 Education. She has worked as a teacher and administrator in Dayton and Columbus schools. Mrs. Williams was selected to be the founding principal of North Columbus Preparatory Academy because of her outstanding leadership as principal of Columbus Bilingual Academy North, where she led a complete academic turnaround in less than one year. Mrs. Williams believes that academic achievement and personal discipline are key components to lifelong success. She has been credited in her work at the Juvenile Detention Center of Columbus, as well as at other schools, with an exceptional ability to connect with students even when they have not been able to previously connect with other educators. Mrs. Williams holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Otterbein University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Central State University. She additionally holds a PK-6 principal license and has earned additional certification in Special Education from Otterbein.

As an educational leader, Mrs. Williams believes that “every student can learn, and that it’s our responsibility as educators to teach, reach, and keep each student engaged.” To promote student achievement, her vision is to establish a school environment where learning is the top priority, and to partner with families and the community to foster positive behavior and open communication. Mrs. Williams is the mother of 8 children and her family resides in the Linden Neighborhood. She believes you should never forget where you come from, and because of her belief in empowering Linden and the greater Columbus community, Mrs. Williams has chosen the Warriors as the NCPA mascot.

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