Dr. Rhonda Williams
Rhonda Williams, EdD spent 25 years as a public educator and a school counselor before the natural transition as a counselor educator. She is a professor in the Counseling and Human Services Department at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she serves as the School Counseling Program Coordinator. Williams is committed to instilling in students the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model and the Ethical Standards for School Counselors.
She has had the opportunity to work in many types of schools and districts over many years. Her heart lies in the school counseling profession as she has served over the years as President-Elect, President, and Past-President in both Colorado and Kansas School Counselor Associations. She is currently the Executive Director of the Colorado School Counselor Association.
At the national level, she has served as ASCA Ethics chair, and Ethics Co-Chair for 7 years. Rhonda has been fortunate enough to receive the Colorado Middle School Counselor of the Year award, and the American School Counselor Association Middle School Counselor of the year and most recently the American School Counselor Association Counselor Educator of the Year. She was recently awarded the inaugural Rhonda Williams Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado School Counselor Association (CSCA).
As an Associate Professor, she continues her interest and research in school counseling, while also pursuing her interests in experiential education, bullying behavior, adolescent and gender issues, ethics and educational leadership collaboration. Much of her professional research and community service is focused on a program for adolescent girls called Smart-Girl, while she continues to present and consult nationally and internationally on the role of the school counselor.
Dr. Williams was the co-coordinator for the White House’s and the First Lady’s Reach Higher Convening at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in the summer of 2016. One of the most exciting parts of her profession is training groups of educators on team building, group facilitation, and advisory programs.