Michele Williams

Head of School

Michele serves on the Executive Committee and the Advancement, Finance, and Governance Committees.

Michele Williams joined the Board in March 2013. Michele began her tenure as the Head of School at Katherine Delmar Burke School in San Francisco in 2012. She brings an extensive background in independent school education, including more than a decade as the Head of Stevenson School’s 540-student upper school campus in Pebble Beach, California. Born to a family of educators, Michele grew up in New York and received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Smith College, where she was a varsity athlete. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. She began her career teaching history at Suffield Academy in Connecticut. Michele moved to California to join Stevenson in 1991 and held positions of increasing academic and administrative responsibility, including Director of Residence and Dean of Students, before being named Head of the Pebble Beach Campus in 1998.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.
Burke's admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.