Marlie Williams

Marlie Williams has announced she will retire from the St. Joseph School District. Williams, assistant superintendent of academic services, will serve out the current school year.

The assistant superintendent of academic services for the St. Joseph School District has decided to retire once this academic year is over.

Marlie Williams has worked in her role since July 1, 2016, and will depart on June 30, 2022, according to Eileen Houston-Stewart, SJSD director of communications. The Board of Education received and accepted her letter of resignation for retirement purposes on Nov. 29.

Williams served as assistant principal of Central High School from 2002 to 2006. She led CHS as principal from then until 2013, the time of her hiring as superintendent for Liberty 53 School District in Liberty, Missouri. An alumna of Northwest Missouri State University, Williams earned a doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska and has achieved numerous other honors.

The school district posted the job opening online.

“The job of Assistant Superintendent of Academic and Education Services is for the purpose(s) of assisting the Superintendent in leadership and managing the overall district operations in accordance with board policy and the district’s vision and goals aligned to the SJSD Comprehensive School Improvement Plan ...” the advertisement reads.

As Williams does now, the final candidate will report to Doug Van Zyl, superintendent of schools. The job is effectively the No. 2 ranked position within the full-time professional leadership of the school district.

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