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Avis Williams, Author at The Selma Times‑Journal

Avis Williams

Real-life super heroes

October is a busy month.  In addition to many other important recognitions, it is also a time to thank our amazing school principals for their ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, October 21, 2019 7:31 pm

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Prevent bullying: Just be kind

During the month of October, Team Selma will join districts and communities across the nation that take time to recognize the need to ensure that ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, October 7, 2019 4:21 pm

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COLUMN: One team, one voice: Committed to excellence

Last week Team Selma held our Leadership Institute.  Our theme for the year is One Team, One Voice: Committed to Excellence.  Last year, we began ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, July 29, 2019 4:11 pm

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Chat and chew with Dr. Williams

I can hardly believe it’s July already.  Summer is zooming by and Team Selma is actively preparing for the next school year.  In an effort to ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, July 8, 2019 3:49 pm

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Why I love summer

Growing up, for many years, summer was my favorite season and the best time of year to be alive.  This was most true when I ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, June 3, 2019 4:45 pm

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School is over but learning continues

Last week all of our local schools completed the 2018-2019 school year.  There were many sighs of relief from students and teachers alike. On the ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, May 27, 2019 2:07 pm

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Amazing partnerships

Team Selma is blessed with some truly phenomenal partnerships.  From restaurants to flower shops and even our local fraternities and sororities.  Recently, a new partnership ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, April 29, 2019 4:22 pm

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Why are our schools so segregated?

In 1954 the landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to segregate schools based on ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, April 1, 2019 5:02 pm

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Lifelong learner: not just a catch phrase

Oftentimes school districts tout as their mission or goal “to develop lifelong learners”.  From my experience, as educators, we say this more often than we ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, March 18, 2019 1:34 pm

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Early graduation? Why not!

Last week at the Selma City Schools Board of Education meeting, our board approved an Early Graduation policy that allows seniors to graduate in December ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, March 11, 2019 4:53 pm

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Saints Pride

When I assumed the role as lead learner for Selma City Schools, I envisioned the entire community rallying around the scholars, teachers and leaders of ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, February 25, 2019 6:22 pm

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School discipline with dignity?

Have you visited a Selma City School lately? Or maybe you have a child or other relative in one of our schools.  Either way, perhaps ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, February 18, 2019 5:56 pm

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The problem with zero tolerance

Ask anyone about what’s most important for schools to be considered “good” and student safety is sure to be one of the top responses.  A ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, February 11, 2019 9:51 pm

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What is the school to prison pipeline?

Recently, Team Selma was awarded a grant from the Black Belt Community Foundation, Truth Racial Healing and Transformation.  The purpose of our grant is to ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, February 4, 2019 6:21 pm

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What is your why?

What excites you and makes you anxious to get up each morning?  What are you so passionate about that you would feel empty without it?  ... Read more

by Avis Williams, Monday, January 28, 2019 5:25 pm

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