Trina L. Williams was re-elected to the Inglewood Unified School District Board of Education on June 25th, 2009. Ms. Williams completed a two year term of a special election that begin in April, 2007. She is currently serving in her 1st full four year term. Now Ms. Williams has been elected by her colleagues to replace Bishop Johnnie J. Young as Board President for the 2012-2013 School Year.
Trina Williams is a fierce advocate of education. As a community organizer and educator, she saw first hand the strengths and troubles of communities and school systems. Trina believes that every child, regardless of race, culture, or economic status has a right to a great public education. She learned early in life that the only way to bring about positive change is to become as active as possible in the process.
In both professional and volunteer capacities, Ms. Williams created tangible solutions for today’s challenges. She has developed programs in the fields of college prep, gang prevention/intervention, mental health, academic counseling, and cultural arts. President Williams understands that addressing the whole needs of a child helps them excel in the classroom as well.
In 2007, Ms. Williams was elected to the Inglewood Unified School District Board of Education. Since then, she’s been a fiscal watchdog and an outspoken representative of tax payers. She’s also continued to create opportunities to work directly with students. She has worked with the district’s Recidivism Program and tailored her own youth mentoring program to meet the specific needs of the students within the IUSD.
Upon her recent election as board president, Ms. Williams had this to say “I am so excited to have a chance to work with my fellow board members as well as the superintendent and all of the Inglewood School District staff and community supporters, to finish the fiscal recovery process that we started a few years back. I want to insure that we as a school district can continue to provide our students with the necessary tools and resources so that they can and will be productive and fulfilled young people when they leave IUSD.”
Trina Williams is a graduate of the California School Board Association’s Masters In Governance. As a member of the National Alliance for Black School Educators, Ms. Williams continues to advocate for resources and equitability on behalf of the Inglewood Unified School District. In April, 2007 Trina led a group of California educators on Capital Hill, lobbying the members of the Congressional Education Committee for revisions necessary to educate all children under the current No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Bill. She believes that all students grades K-12 should have the opportunity to learn a second or even a third language. Trina says, “as we move into a more globalized society”, upon graduation from high school, every child should be well equipped to enter into a multi-cultural workforce, college, or university.