Remembering Dr. Julie Williams
The Cornerstone Financial Credit Union family lost one of its greatest proponents on October 8 when Dr. Julie Williams passed away. Dr. Williams served on our board of directors for 15 years and helped guide the credit union through years of tremendous member growth and prosperity. She is recognizable to many in the Nashville community, especially in the educational field where she spent her entire career helping the students of Middle Tennessee.
Dr. Williams retired from Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in 2004 where she served for 35 years as a classroom instructor, principal, and Assistant Superintendent of High Schools. During retirement, she served as an Exemplary Educator for the State Department of Education. In 2007, she was asked postpone her retirement to take the leadership at Maplewood High School, where she was credited with turning the school around from a failing school to a school in “good standing” according to NCLB Standards. After the 2010 school year, she retired again and served as Adjunct Professor of English and Education at Belmont University. Dr. Williams earned a B. A. from Johnson C. Smith University, a M. A. at George Peabody College for Teachers and her Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Williams was a Cornerstone Financial Credit Union member for over 36 years. She was a terrific leader, community advocate and friend, and truly believed the credit union philosophy of people helping people. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.