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Myers counselor Audra Williams recognized for social work by regional organization

Communities in Schools North Texas has recognized Myers Middle School counselor Audra Williams as its 2016 Educator of the Year, an esteemed honor annually awarded to an educator who provides exceptional student support.

Mrs. Williams has supported the health and welfare of Denton ISD students since 2008, when she joined the school district. As the Myers student assistance counselor, Mrs. Williams oversees the school’s prevention and intervention services. In her role, Mrs. Williams fosters positive relationships, provides anger management, intervenes in crises and helps prevent bullying.

“The entire Myers family is incredibly proud of Mrs. Williams and the hard work she puts in day in and day out to provide the best resources for our students,” said Principal Angela Ricks. “Our school is a great educational environment for students to learn – and a major aspect of that environment is its role as a safe place, which is something Mrs. Williams provides.”

Prior to joining Myers’ staff upon the school’s opening in 2013, Mrs. Williams oversaw the district’s teen parent services at Ryan and Fred Moore high schools. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Texas Woman’s University and a master’s degree in the same field from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mrs. Williams is also a licensed clinical social worker.

As a result of her honor, Communities in Schools North Texas will recognize Mrs. Williams at its End of the Year Banquet on April 29. The banquet is scheduled to last from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Circle R Ranch, located at 5901 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound.

For more information about Communities in Schools North Texas, visit www.cisnt.org.