GOSHEN — The new principal at Chamberlain Elementary School won’t have to go far when he moves into his office next month.
Todd Williams, a master teacher at Chamberlain, has been named the school’s new leader.
The Goshen School Board unanimously approved the hire during Monday’s school board meeting.
Williams begins his administrative duties on July 1. He succeeds outgoing principal Karen Blaha, who has accepted a position as a university professor, school officials said.
Goshen Superintendent Diane Woodworth said a committee interviewed five applicants for the position before recommending Williams for the post.
“Todd emerged as the candidate of choice through the day of interviews and we believe of the candidates, he is best positioned to continue to work happening at Chamberlain,” Woodworth said. “He already knows the teachers, students and parents there. He is an innovative thinker and is passionate about the students and staff there. Todd is dependable and trustworthy, also necessary qualities for a successful principal to possess.
“We believe that he will be a great principal for Chamberlain and will be able to carry on the good work that has been happening there during the last school year,” she continued.
Williams has worked for the Goshen school district for the past five years. He was a mathematics and mentor teacher at the Goshen Middle School before his latest stint as a master teacher at Chamberlain for the past year.
He’s also taught at Plymouth Community School Corp. and Asheboro City Schools in North Carolina, according to his LinkedIn page.
In his new role, Williams said he looks forward to supporting students and staff members in the community.
Williams earned his undergraduate degree in elementary education and teaching from Indiana University Bloomington in 2007 and a master of education degree in educational leadership and administration from Ball State University in 2012.
Williams currently lives in South Bend with his wife, Sara. They have 3-year-old twin girls.