Kay Williams is a long-time education writer and director of communications for local school districts and for the NC Department of Public Instruction. She was director of Public Affairs for Durham Public Schools, one of the 10 largest districts in NC. She and her team developed state and national award-winning communications efforts. Most recently, she was communications director for an assessments and education product provider for schools and districts nationwide. She won the Barry Gaskins Leadership Award from the NC School Public Relations Association and has presented on communications at state and national conferences.