Degrees and Certifications:
B.S.Ed., M.A.Ed., Ed.S. Ed.D.
Dr. Belinda (Joy) Williams
Although I was born in Alabama, I was raised in Northwest Florida. Upon graduating from high school, I served in the Army for four years- living in Germany and in Massachusetts. Afterward, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education (West Georgia College) and in 1993 moved to South America where I taught 5th grade at the American School of Asuncion, in Asuncion, Paraguay. I then relocated to the Atlanta area, where I taught for three years while obtaining my Master's degree in Learning Disabilities from the State University of West Georgia. This is my 19th year with the Baldwin County School System. During that time, I achieved National Board Certification, an Ed.S. degree in School Administration (University of Southern Mississippi), a Fulbright Teacher Scholarship to Japan, and in 2014, a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (University of Phoenix).
At Robertsdale High School, I serve as an inclusion teacher in multiple subject-matter classes with a general education teacher and am case manager for 20+ students. I teach graduate-level courses online for the Walden University, Riley College of Education and Leadership. My hobbies and interests include travel, scuba diving, opera, concerts, and Alabama football. My home is in Beau Chene in Daphne. I have a Bichon Frise named Fanny, and three cats: Bubba, Camelot, and Tommy.
I have been richly blessed with a life that has allowed me to see, do, and experience things I never thought possible as a child: skydiving in Germany, riding elephants in Thailand, driving through the Andes Mountains, and diving with sharks are a few of my many adventures. As well as curricular content, I share with my students what an awesome place the world is and instill in them the knowledge that they too, as global citizens, can witness and participate in the wonders of our home, the Earth. Life is good, and my wonderful colleagues, students, and parents have helped make it what it is. I thank you!