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EXPERIENCE

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Teach courses as needed for American University in subjects related to Special Education

MANAGER, DISTRICT-WIDE SPECIALIZED SUPPORTS AND SERVICES

  • Direct supervision of related service providers (OT, PT, SLP)

  • District-Wide special education division staff development

  • District-Wide special education systems, processes, and policy development and implementation 

NON-PUBLIC MONITORING SPECIALIST

  • Serve as LEA representative

  • School Support Liaison

  • Case Manager

  • Guidance Counselor

  • Attendance Specialist

  • Roster Maintenance

EMOTIONAL DISABILITY TEACHER

  • Learning Ally Digital Rights Manager

  • ASPIRE, Coordinator

  • Provided individualized holistic supports and instruction to students 

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS SUPPORTS COACH AND BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST

  • Develop implementation procedures of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) program

  • Serve as a leadership team member

  • Organize and facilitate building-level professional development

  • Organize and facilitate regional professional development

  • Develop parent and agency behavioral supports

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEES AND TEAMS

2020-2022- Council of Exceptional Children

Student and Early Career Committee Member


2020-2021- Council of Exceptional Children- VA Chapter

CAN Coordinator

Diversity Chair


2013-2015  Council of Exceptional Children Dogwood Chapter                                                Vice-President


2014-2016  Council of Exceptional Children                                                                         

YES I CAN committee member


2017-Present  Council of Exceptional Children

Diversity committee


2016-2017  GSEHD Student Association

Vice-President of Education and Outreach

PUBLICATIONS

Williams, R. D. (Forthcoming in 2022). Challenging Deficit Thinking for Exceptional Education Improvement. IGI Global.

http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-8860-4


Williams, R.D. (In press [expected March 2021).  Phoenix Rising: The Whirlwind Story of Success While at the

Poles. Women, Gender, and Families of Color special edition: Graduate Students of Color Reflect on Lessons Lived and Learned in the Academy.


Williams, R. D., & Lisbon, A. J. (2021). I Can't Breathe: The African American Male With 

Emotional Disabilities in Education. In Griffen, A. J. (Ed.), Challenges to Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs in Organizations (pp. 27-40). IGI Global.


Williams, R. D., Griffen, A. J., & Williams, C. (2021). Transitioning from Transactional to Transformational

PBIS Leadership: The Design and Implementation of Equitable and Inclusive PBIS Systems. The Journal of the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, 5(1), 10-42.


Williams, R. D. (2020).  A Review of Elombe Brath: Selected Writings and Essays. Journal Of Negro

Education.


Williams, R. D. (2016). Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in  

Good Schools. Journal Of Negro Education, 85(2), 187-189.