Weeks names Dr. Andrew Williams as new principal for Creek Wood High School

Dr. Andrew 'Drew' and Lacey Williams (from Facebook)

Dr. Andrew ‘Drew’ and Lacey Williams (from Facebook)

Dr. Andrew Williams

Dr. Andrew Williams

A Nashville educator and musician has been named the new principal at Creek Wood High School after what Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks calls “an exhaustive search.” Weeks announced Friday morning that he has selected Dr. Andrew Williams to be the third principal in the 13-year history of Creek Wood. Corey Duke returned to the classroom following the end of the school year last month after four years as principal. Williams has previously served as dean of students at Glencliff High School in Nashville, career academy principal at Cane Ridge High School in Antioch and assistant principal at Clarksville High School. He also was director for Teacher Learning at Teach for America, a New York-based non-profit organization that recruits educators to teach in low-income communities across the country. “I am honored to be chosen to serve as principal at Creek Wood High School,” Williams says in a statement released by the Dickson County Board of Education. “I am truly looking forward to the opportunity to meet the students, staff and community and I am excited about the great work that we will accomplish for students this year.” Williams earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and taught in Utah and Las Vegas before moving to Nashville where he earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University and completed his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Strategic Change at Lipscomb University. Weeks said Williams is currently honoring the terms of a previous contract and is expected to begin his responsibilities at Creek Wood no later than July 1. “We were fortunate to have several qualified candidates and we had several meetings to arrive at a final decision,” Weeks says in the announcement. “Eventually, we had to go back to what the faculty and staff focus group for CWHS told us that they needed in a leader, and those qualities helped us narrow down the list of candidates. I am confident that Dr. Williams is going to bring energy and passion to the position and I look forward to the great things that will happen at CWHS this year.” Williams and his wife, Lacey, currently live in Nashville with their two daughters, ages four and six, and are expecting a baby boy in the next few weeks. When not in school. Williams and his wife perform bluegrass and country music as the duo Drew and Lacey Williams, touring around the world and recently releasing their second EP “Monochrome,” which is available on iTunes along with their self-titled debut EP. With the naming of Williams at Creek Wood, Weeks has now appointed new principals at both of Dickson County’s high schools in two years. It leaves one current vacancy for principal still to be filled at Stuart-Burns Elementary School, following Rhiannon Mason’s decision to pursue other opportunities after one year leading the school. Noon today is the deadline for applications for the Stuart-Burns position. Weeks already promoted Mandy Roche to be the new principal at Dickson Elementary School following the retirement of Eve Larkins.