Brent Williams is that rare school superintendent who has grown up professionally in the school district he’s come to lead.
He was named associate superintendent in June 2015 after serving as LCPS's executive director of operations for three years. In August, when his predecessor announced plans to retire, the Lenoir County Board of Education tapped Mr. Williams as interim superintendent effective January 1, 2016.
The school board named him superintendent on March 16, 2016.
Mr. Williams, of Kinston, started with the system in 1993 as an English teacher at North Lenoir High School. After nine years as a teacher, including earlier stints at C.B. Aycock and North Pitt high schools, he worked as an assistant principal at Pink Hill Elementary and Rochelle Middle School. In 2002, he became the district’s director of testing and accountability.
He has held principalships at three LCPS schools – Contentnea Elementary, E.B. Frink Middle and North Lenoir High School. He returned to the district office from North Lenoir in July 2012.
A native of Mount Olive and the son of educators, Mr. Williams earned undergraduate degrees from Barton College and Mount Olive College and a master of school administration degree and licensure certifications from East Carolina University. He is a candidate for a doctor of education degree in educational leadership from ECU.
He was chosen as Teacher of the Year at North Lenoir in 1997 and was twice named LCPS Principal of the Year, while at Contentnea in 2004 and at North Lenoir in 2009.
Mr. Williams and his wife, Amy, have two children, Austin and Abigail.