Sean Williams is our specialist for MTSS-RTI and the program coordinator Michigan Fellowship of Instructional Leaders program which is based out of the Office of K-12 Outreach at Michigan State University. In the Fellowship program, Sean works with school principals to develop their ability to design and implement substantive initiatives that improve student achievement. Through series of research-based strategies, Sean facilitates the development of coherent administrative practices that directly impact the overall functionality of the school system. Currently Sean works with school systems ranging from those located in large urban setting, to those in small rural setting.
Sean has spent time in schools and classrooms to examine implications of urban education In the United Kingdom and Azerbaijan. Since joining the Office of K-12 Outreach, Sean has received a number of academic scholarships for his research and has been invited to national conferences to present his work on the role of principals in district support models and policy implementation. Before joining the Office of K-12 Outreach, Sean was an award-winning classroom teacher and a veteran middle school principal who led a low-performing school and increased his students’ overall achievement to the highest grade, “A,” in just three years. Sean holds a dual Ph.D. from Michigan State University in K-12 Educational Administration and Educational Policy. Sean’s top two publications focus on school principals and their role in policy implementation in forthcoming issues of the Journal of Education and the Journal of School Public Relations.