Professional Development Educator
India Williams is a native of Evansville, IN. Her love for reading, learning, diversity, community, travel, and fun began at an early age. Every Friday, her mother would take her and her little brother to the public library to “travel” to a new country and learn about different cultures through books, crafts, and conversations. India was inspired by her mother’s use of creativity to not let limited resources keep her family from having enriching experiences.
Those weekly experiences inspired India to become a teacher. She attended Indiana University on a full academic scholarship. She later obtained a Master of Education degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. India taught at public, parochial, and independent schools in Evansville, IN and Indianapolis, IN. She has a long, rich history of building up, educating, and developing youth. India has been a Diversity Director for Preschool through 8th grade students, started youth ministries in various organizations, mentored young women, and founded a women’s ministry that is still going strong after 20 years. After years of teaching students, India now works with teachers as a Professional Development Educator at PBIS Rewards.
In her spare time, India still enjoys reading, learning, traveling, building community, and having fun with diverse people. One of her most meaningful accomplishments is being able to continue the tradition her mother started by taking her own two children to the public library to enjoy books, crafts, and conversations every Friday.