K-12 ADMINISTRATION & STAFF

Azizi Williams

Azizi Williams is the Assistant Head of Sequoyah School. After graduating from high school in Pasadena, Azizi was awarded the California Youth Leadership Award from the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, Azizi obtained her Bachelor of Arts in sociology while working as an assistant teacher in the university preschool program and pursuing a certificate in early education. In 2002, Azizi was given the opportunity to be a lead teacher at the UC Berkeley Harold E. Jones Child Study Center, the longest continuously running child study center in the United States. In 2007, Azizi returned to Southern California where she taught a kindergarten/1st grade class at Sequoyah for two years before becoming assistant head.

Azizi received a Master of Arts in educational leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University in May 2017. Azizi has served on the Alumnae Board at Westridge School for Girls and is currently on the board of the Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools, Wildwood School, and is on the advisory board of The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs. Azizi and her two daughters, ages 10 and 13, live in Sierra Madre, California.