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About Heather Williams

Dr. Heather Williams is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies at Boise State University. She is the Program Coordinator for the Executive Educational Leadership program which is designed to teach and prepare working-professionals for Idaho Superintendent Certification and district level leadership positions. Williams has spent over twenty years in Idaho public education serving as a teacher, coach, building administrator, district administrator, professor in teacher education, and as a district superintendent. Dr. Williams served multiple years as the Legislative Chair of the Idaho Association of School Administrators and served as a regional officer for the Idaho School Superintendents Association. She consults and provides training to teachers, school district leaders, and school boards across Idaho and beyond. Dr. Williams holds a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Idaho State University; a master’s degree in educational leadership from University of Idaho; and a doctorate in education from the University of Idaho.


2014 Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies

Honors and Awards

  • 2011 - Women in Leadership Award, American Association of School Administrator/Farmer's Insurance
  • 2008-2013 - Top 5 Nationally for Digital School Leadership, National School Boards Association
  • 2009, 2011 - National District of Excellence Award, School Nutrition Association


  • The Superintendency and Executive Level Leadership: Capstone Course Ed CIFS 680
  • The Superintendency and Executive Level Leadership: Theory and Research Ed CIFS 678
  • Leading Continuous System-wide Improvement of Learning Ed CIFS 677
  • Foundations of Leading Complex Educational Organizations - Ed CIFS 676