DEANS OF INSTRUCTION
Tanya Webb, Ed. D
Moving from school to school as an ARMY brat forces one to do two things: learn to adapt quickly to any situation, and acquire a strong sense of self, the latter of which can only come from remaining connected to your familial foundations and upbringing.
Throughout her life, Dr. Tanya Webb has been irrevocably bonded to God, her family, music, and a love of learning. She completed her B.A. in English at Texas Southern University, Administration and Supervision M. Ed., 2010, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership in December of 2014 at the University of Houston. Dr. Webb is beginning her fourteenth year in education and is excited to embark on her second year in HISD as a Dean of Instruction for South Early College High School. Before joining Houston ISD.
Dr. Webb served as a Dean of Instruction and Director of Academics at YES Prep from 2015 to 2019, and taught English for eight years at both North Shore High School Ninth Grade Center in Galena Park ISD, and Houston Can! Academy.
Dr. Webb’s first year in HISD was spent on the Secondary ELA Curriculum and Development team as a Teacher Development Specialist. Beyond education, Dr. Webb loves being an active member at East Gate New Prosperity Church in Wharton, Texas, where her husband, Rev. Dexter B. Webb, is the pastor. For Dr. Webb, at the heart of everything in this work is her love of children and value for justice. Dr. Webb strives to support students, parents, and teammates in providing an excellent educational experience that opens doors to students’ successful futures.
Dr. Webb can be reached at:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone (713) 732-3623 (office)
Lawrence Williams Ed. D
Dr. Lawrence Williams joins South Early College High School as the new dean of instruction. He will support the Mathematics and Science Departments and 11th & 12th grade students.
Dr. Williams is a native Houstonian and attended both Houston and Fort Bend ISD. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Houston in Technology Leadership & Supervision with a specialization in human resource management. After receiving his degree from UH, he attended and earned his master’s degree in Educational Administration and principal certification from Texas Southern University and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University.
Dr. Williams has been in education for 16 years. He began his teaching career as an elementary teacher, where he taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. He later became a campus technologist, then an instructional coordinator. Since then, he has served as an elementary principal, elementary/middle/high school assistant principal, and a program manager. Also, he's taught Student Success and Workforce courses as an adjunct professor with Houston Community College to dual-credit and adult learners. Dr. Williams is no stranger to the early college system. He served three years as a magnet coordinator and dean of culture at North Houston Early College High School. During his tenure, he was involved with student recruitment, overseeing student activities, serving as class sponsor to multiple graduating classes, as well as planning major school events and fundraisers.
During his free time, Dr. Williams enjoys spending quality time with family, volunteering at church, and traveling. He is a big Houston Texans (NFL), Houston Roughnecks (XFL) and Houston Astros fan. He is excited about this opportunity and looks forward to serving and supporting the Class of 2021 and 2022 students and parents.
His contact information is listed below:
- Email: Lawrence.Williams@HoustonISD.org
- Phone: (713) 556-8705