Name
Parthenia Williams
 
My job
Associate Head of Lower School, with Graland since 1988
 
In a nutshell
Parthenia wears many hats in the Lower School. She oversees the preschool and pre-Kindergarten programs, hires and manages interns, evaluates support teachers and directs the math program. She also assists the Head of Lower School in day-to-day management of almost 300 students in Grades PS-4.
 
Career journey
Spent 29 years teaching students in Grades K-5 before joining administration. Holds a master’s degree in teaching and learning plus a bachelor’s degree in art history and elementary education teaching certificate.
 
Professional passion
“My passion is to build relationships between teachers and students and between teachers and their colleagues. I feel very lucky to work with kids every day and to see their joy.”
 
Personal side
Parthenia, a single parent, traveled alone to China and adopted her daughter, Adie, who was 15 months old. “I always wanted to be a mom, and now every day I experience Adie’s unconditional love.”
 

Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.