Communications Director Leaving HPISD

Helen Williams
Helen Williams

After more than a decade as the versatile communications chief for Highland Park ISD, Helen Williams is moving back to her home state of Louisiana.

Williams will step down on June 5 from her post as director of communications for the school district to begin a new job in New Orleans, a move she said she’s been contemplating for the past few months.

“It has been a tremendous joy to be a part of the team in Highland Park ISD. This is a truly special community, and I thank the students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members I have had the honor to work with for the last 11 years,” Williams said. “Certainly, one highlight was marking the district’s centennial and celebrating its past, present, and future. I thank the HP family for the incredible support and partnership and for the many wonderful friendships that have resulted from our work together.”

Williams’ departure comes during a time of administrative transition in HPISD. Superintendent Dawson Orr has already announced plans to leave the district this summer, and school board president Leslie Melson is not seeking re-election once her term expires in May.

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