The University of Iowa

Shane Williams

Role: Area Education Agency | Chair

Shane Williams currently serves as the director of educational services at Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency facilitating work in school improvement and overseeing the human resources department. During his 20-plus years in education, Shane has previously served as a fifth-grade teacher, elementary school principal, and central office administrator overseeing curriculum, professional development, and technology.

He received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa. He then went on to receive his Master of Arts degree in foundations of education as well as principal and superintendent endorsements from the University of Iowa.

For Shane, education is an important aspect of his life professionally, but also personally. His wife, Katie, is a fourth-grade teacher, and they have three children currently in the school system.

Term: 2019–2023