Theta Martinez Williams has spent her entire professional career educating and advocating for children and their families. Throughout her career, she unselfishly used her extensive experience and knowledge as an expert and specialist in the field of early childhood education and child development. As a retired East Baton Rouge Parish System educator and administrator, Mrs. Williams has served in numerous capacities within the school system providing direct instruction to children, supervising language development specialists and overseeing Title I and federally-funded system projects. A proficient leader, educator and consultant. Theta currently uses her skills and experience as a volunteer with several agencies serving children. Her passion for developing children has not waned. She still offers her expertise to the Louisiana Department of Education, providing consultant service evaluating pre-school programs statewide.
Theta received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing/Special Education from Southern University in Baton Rouge and a Master in Education from Louisiana State University. She is certified in child care by the Louisiana Technical College. Her professional affiliations and credentials, include, but are not limited to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Black Child Development Institute, the Louisiana Association for School Administrators of Federally Assisted Programs and the St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School Board (President).
Since retirement, Theta continues to share her passion for children and education by volunteering at her church and with other organizations committed to helping children and families. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Baton Rouge Arts and Humanities Council, La Capitale Chapter, Links Inc., Katreise Club, Baton Rouge General Health Systems –Board member, Big Buddy – Board of Supervisors.
She is married to Dr. Oscar l. Williams, Jr. Has two daughters, 5 grandsons and 2 great-grandchildren.