About Superintendent Doug Williams

  • Mr. Doug Williams has successfully led Sunnyvale ISD as its superintendent since 2007. During his tenure at Sunnyvale, Mr. Williams has stewarded the district through the most dynamic and significant changes in its history. 

    At the start of his superintendency in 2007, SISD was home to 570 students in grades K-8 on two campuses. Through solid consensus-building and excellent community relations, Mr. Williams and the Board of Trustees unified a divided community and successfully passed three subsequent bond packages. He then managed the construction of new campuses, athletic facilities and a much-needed, competition-level auditorium.

    Mr. Williams is a strong advocate for Texas public schools and the mission for transformation in education. As a leader among the Future Ready Superintendents Leadership Network, and as a founding member of the Community Schools Transformation Alliance, he is committed to shifting the mindset in Texas public education from high-stakes testing to preparing students for today’s world. After serving as the Legislative Chair, Vice President and now the President of the Texas Association of School Administrators, Mr. Williams has advocated for school finance reform and for local accountability for school districts.

    The core of Mr. Williams’ belief as an educator centers around doing what’s best for students. He has built his administrative approach around this basic, yet vital philosophy. This guiding principle has directed all facets of Mr. Williams’ leadership - from his work with the Sunnyvale administrative team to the advocacy he performs in Austin for TASA to one-on-one conversations in parent meetings. By ensuring that the needs of students - in Sunnyvale or in Texas at large - come first, Mr. Williams leads with purpose.

    Mr. Williams and his wife, Kris, live in Sunnyvale. The couple have three children: Emily, Caleb and Olivia. The Williams also have one granddaughter- Lyla.

    Mr. Williams comes from a family of educators, including: his mother Carole, his wife, Kris, his sister Amy, his daughters Emily and Olivia and daughter-in-law, Megan.