Heather R. Williams Named Principal of New Lindsey Elementary School

Heather R. Williams and Janet Burkett reviewing blueprints of Kathleen Joerger Lindsey Elementary School.

Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (LCISD) has named Heather R. Williams principal of the district’s newest elementary school, Kathleen Joerger Lindsey Elementary. Set to open in August, the 92,324 square-foot building is located at 2431 Joan Collier Trace Road in Firethorne. It marks LCISD’s first school in Firethorne, its 24th elementary district-wide and its first school with a Katy address.

“This is my first time to open a new school, and it’s an honor.  It’s something you think about when you become a principal,” said Williams, who celebrates her 20th year in education this year. “It’s exciting because this is a growing community.”

LCISD represents a “coming home” for Williams, who lives in Richmond and worked for the District from 2002 to 2008, starting as a Gifted and Talented Facilitator at Austin and Huggins Elementary Schools.  She taught fourth and fifth grade at Frost Elementary, then served as the Briscoe Jr. High Campus Instructional Technology Specialist from 2006 to 2008. Williams joined Katy ISD in 2008 as assistant principal of Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary from 2008 to 2012 before being promoted to principal of Stan C. Stanley Elementary in Katy ISD.

Williams has a love of leading and teaching teachers. “Kids are my passion and teachers are my heart,” said the principal, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Elementary Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in May 1997 and her Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria in 2008.

Lindsey Elementary School is named in memory of a brilliant Fort Bend County attorney and distinguished community leader who was a founder of the Fort Bend Library System and helped bring the Richmond State School to the community.