• Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams, IASA President                       

    Harrison Williams Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams begins her one-year term as president of the Illinois Association of School Administrators on July 1, 2018. She is superintendent of Hazel Crest School District #152 1/2. 
     
    Harrison-Williams was born in Clarksdale, MS and was raised on the West side of Chicago attending Chicago Public Schools graduating from Westinghouse Area Vocational High School in Chicago. Harrison-Williams is currently completing her 14th year as Superintendent of the district. Prior to joining Hazel Crest, she served as superintendent of Fairmont School District 89 in Lockport for 2 1/2 years. She attained her Bachelor's Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education and Master's degree from Northeastern University in Educational Administration. She earned her degree of Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Illinois University. She completed her post-graduate work at Northeastern and Northern Illinois Universities, achieving an Early Childhood Education Certificate from Northeastern and Chief School Business Official Certification from NIU. 
     
    She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Superintendents Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity collaborating with school district leaders to provide professional development for teachers and administrators. 
     
    She is an active member of the following organizations: the American Association of School Administrators, the Illinois and National School Boards Association, the Illinois Association of School Business Officials and the Suburban Superintendents Association. She is a life member of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NASBE) and served on the Executive Board as treasurer since 2015. Harrison-Williams has also served as one of the conveners of the annual NASBE "Aspiring Superintendents" one-day workshop for the past 13 years.
     
    She and her husband Ulysses of 35 years have two adult children and four grandchildren.