Plano ISD superintendent receives Outstanding Woman of Today Award

Theresa Williams and Yolanda Jones, recipients of education awards at last week's luncheon. Photo provided by Plano ISD.
More than 300 community leaders attended last week's event, where Plano ISD superintendent Theresa Williams.

Plano ISD superintendent Theresa Williams was selected at the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Women of Today Award by nonprofit Altrusa International of Richardson Foundation.

Williams was recognized for the award during the organization’s 19th Annual Outstanding Women of Today Luncheon on Oct. 27.

Thirty awards were presented at the luncheon, with six awards in the education category.

“The award recognizes women who have reached out to others in the community to make their lives better,” Plano ISD said in a press release. “According to Altrusa, these women exemplify leadership and are to be commended for their tireless effort to improve the lives of others and to contribute to the well-being of the community.”

Other education honorees included Tabitha Branum of Richardson ISD, Amy King of West Coast University Richardson Campus, Pamela Parkman of McKinney ISD, Yvette Pearson of the University of Texas at Dallas and Debbi Richards of Dallas College Richland Campus.

Education award recipients at last week’s luncheon. Photo provided by Plano ISD.

“This prestigious community award is a testament to the vision, leadership and dedication that Dr. Williams has for Plano ISD students, staff, families and the community,” said Plano ISD School Board President Nancy Humphrey. “We are grateful for her inspirational leadership as we continue to work to provide the best educational experiences for our students.”

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