Christine Williams grew up less than an hour north of Washingtonville in Ulster County. She comes from a large, blended family with four brothers and three sisters. After graduating from Kingston High School, she attended Marist College where she earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and master’s degree in educational psychology while also getting certified to teach elementary school and special education. In January 2000, Mrs. Williams became an elementary special education teacher on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. In September 2001, Mrs. Williams moved back to Ulster County and taught elementary special education K-6.
Mrs. Williams went to SUNY New Paltz to earn her School Building Leader and School District Leader certifications. After holding several leadership positions and being a summer school principal for a few years, Mrs. Williams was hired in October 2013 at Washingtonville as an elementary assistant principal at both Round Hill and Little Britain. In August 2018, Mrs. Williams was named principal of Taft Elementary School.
As an educator, it has always been Mrs. Williams' philosophy that all children can learn, all children have special talents, and all children are special and unique. As the principal of Taft, it is her hope to work with teachers and support staff as well as with families and the community to create a safe learning environment where Taft children can learn and grow. She believes that the team of administrators, teachers and staff, can help all children reach their fullest potential and become successful members of the community.
She is honored to be working in the Washingtonville Central School District and being a part of the Taft community. Taft has become a special place for Mrs. Williams, and she cares very much for every Taft Wizard!