The New Philadelphia City School District Board of Education voted to hire Mr. Jeffery Williams as the Assistant Superintendent of New Philadelphia City Schools effective August 1, 2021 at the July 26 Board of Education meeting. Williams will be replacing Mrs. Amy Wentworth who was promoted in July from Assistant Superintendent to Superintendent of New Philadelphia City Schools.
Williams is returning to New Philadelphia City Schools after spending the last six years as an administrator at Garaway Local Schools. Williams was an ELA and Social Studies teacher, as well as boys’ middle school track and girls’ middle school basketball coach from 2010 to 2015 for the Quakers.
“New Philadelphia City Schools is an outstanding school district with stakeholders that are extremely supportive and put the needs of students at the center of everything they do,” Williams said. “I am very excited to join the administrative team and add my varied educational experiences to every school and department in our district. I am eternally thankful to the Board of Education and Mrs. Wentworth for believing in me as a leader and I want them to know that I will live and breathe our schools and this community.”
At Garaway, Williams spent three years as Principal of Ragersville and Baltic Elementaries and has spent the last three years as the Director of Student Services in charge of Special Education, Curriculum, District Testing, Federal Programs, Title, ELA and Gifted Services.
“When the opportunity to come home arose, I was very excited at the chance to wear the Red and Black again,” Williams said. “I look forward to getting into the community and discussing all things about New Philadelphia City Schools. I want to hear what ALL stakeholders have to say and promise to always be honest and compassionate. I am also excited to put on my old Quaker shirts and cheer on our students in everything from ballgames to theater productions.”
Williams has lived in New Philadelphia since 2000 with his wife Tennille. The couple has a 17-year old daughter, Grace, and live on the Southside with their two cats and a dog. He is a trustee at The Little Theatre and is a member of the Colonial Estates Homeowners Association Pool Board. Prior to getting into Education, Williams was a sportswriter for the Times-Reporter from 2000 to 2008.