Michael C. Williams is currently a principal at a therapeutic day school. He has a B.S. in Education and African American Studies from Northern Illinois University. He has a M.S. in Special Education and a M.A. in Educational Administration from Chicago State University. His educational credentials include Superintendent of Schools, Director of Special Education, General Administration, as well as Standard and Special Education teaching certificates.
Mr. Williams has worked in several South Suburban school districts as a high school history teacher, special education teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Director of Special Education, Director of Student Services and Principal. After working in the public education for over 35 years he retired in 2008. In 2018 he returned to the field to serve as a principal.
He is a member of First Baptist Church in University Park and has served in many leadership positions including Associate Deacon Chair, Stewardship Chair, Chairman of the Trustees and Superintendent of Sunday School. He has served on the Southern Baptist Convention Annuity Board as a Trustee. He also served as an adjunct instructor for Governor State University teaching Special Education Law.
Mr. Williams has served as an Educational Consultant for various school districts in the south suburbs of Chicago. He has served as a board member and a past President of the board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs. He served on the Library Board of University Park as a board member and past President. During his tenure as president the of that board, a new library was built for the Village of University Park. He is a past President of Theta Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and sits on the Executive Board of Theta Mu Lambda Charitable Foundation. One of his roles on that board was to help award scholarships to deserving students from the South Suburbs. He is a past President of the Chicago Area of College and Alumni Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha (CACAC). He has chaired or co-chaired Project Alpha since 2011. Project Alpha is done in partnership with the March of Dimes to address male responsibility among teens.
In addition to above mentioned positions Mr. Williams is a professional photographer and enjoys playing chess, tennis, bicycling, roller skating and traveling.