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CBU Professor Receives Prestigious Education Award

Riverside, Calif. (Nov.10, 2015) – Dr. Heather Williams, California Baptist University adjunct professor of education, was awarded the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) 2015 Professor of Education of the Year award for her work in training the next generation of educational leaders. Williams received the award at the ACSA's Leadership Summit on Nov. 5-7 in Sacramento.

Williams came to CBU five years ago. "I specifically wanted to teach at CBU because I appreciate the opportunity to connect my faith with the instruction," she said. "It is important for me to help students see the gifts that God has given them and how they can use those gifts to bless others."

Williams said she notices that CBU students aspire to make a positive impact on the students they serve.

"I so appreciate the students' pure desire to make a difference," she said. "They have a commitment to impacting children's lives for the better and they take that commitment seriously."

Williams also serves as director of human resources for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. Previously she worked as director of human resources, director of special education and principal in the Chino Valley Unified School District.

"Dr. Williams is as committed to the growth of her college students as she is to the growth of the students she serves in the K-12 public school system," wrote Dawn Nishanian, human resource manager at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, who nominated Williams for the award.