Tanishia Williams Minor currently serves as the Executive Director of School and Special Education Support Services in District 79 for the New York City Public Schools System Department of Education. In this role, she leads the district's efforts to ensure that its teachers, school leaders and district office staff members are the most effective in the nation.
Prior to this appointment, Tanishia served as principal within the District of Columbia Public School System. During her time there, she served as the Founding Principal of The Washington Metropolitan High School, premiere alternative school to students who have been disconnected or disengaged throughout their educational tenure. In addition, she worked as principal at Spingarn STAY High School.
Williams Minor first taught in Fairfax County, one of the most prestigious school systems in Northern Virginia. From there she lead the indoctrination of an elementary school and elementary school curriculum. Later serving as an instructor to students at all grade levels, Williams Minor used the knowledge gained from a Master of Arts degree in Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances from George Washington University to best meet the needs of all of the students with whom she interfaced.
After teaching for seven years and acquiring a second Master of Arts degree in Urban Educational Leadership, Williams Minor was appointed to her first educational leadership position. During her tenure, Williams Minor worked with children at all grade levels at both residential treatment facilities and in alternative public schools. Tanishia has managed urban schools with student bodies up to 1,500 students. For the past several years, she lead academic achievement which has met state and local standards, increased SAT and ACT scores and significantly improved college acceptance and enrollment rates.