If you want to see what is right with the education system in Zephyrhills, take a look at Judy Williams at Zephyrhills High School.
Williams has had an amazing impact on thousands of students who came through the halls of ZHS in her capacity as Discipline Assistant and Parent Involvement Coordinator.
“The real heroes are our kids and this community,” Williams said after receiving her proclamation. “They make me a better person everyday.”
Zephyrhills Mayor Gene and Zephyrhills City Council recognized Williams for her contributions to the community Monday night with a special proclamation in her honor.
“Judy is very humble,” said Council President Alan Knight, who worked with Williams at Zephyrhills High School. “She is absolutely remarkable. She is one of the strongest people I know. What she is doing every year is amazing and I thank you for all you do.”
In her current role, Williams provides parent education to help break the holds of poverty by soliciting local business owners within the community to teach parents the skills to balance checkbooks, save money, complete job applications, use computers, interview for jobs, and invest money beginning with $2 to $3 a month.
Williams also coordinates the Weekend Backpack Program, Bulldog Boutique and the Assist, Believe and Care (ABC) Program that provided over 50 students and their families with food over the holiday breaks along with gifts for the children. She also distributed gift cards to homeless families during the holiday season.
Williams is a long-time resident of Zephyrhills whose children all graduated from Zephyrhills High School as well as all her grandchildren with the exception of one who graduated from the Cambridge Program at Pasco High School.