Mansfield ISD's Williams announces retirement

March 31, 2024
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By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

Donald Williams, associate superintendent at Mansfield ISD, announced his retirement this week after nine years of overseeing the school district’s communications department.

Williams, 53, sent a statement addressed to MISD Leaders saying that he intends to retire at the end of the 2023-2024 school year.

As associate superintendent of communications and marketing, Williams helped former Superintendent Jim Vaszauskas and current Superintendent Kimberly Cantu guide the district through growth, various crises and a global pandemic.

In the statement, Williams said that he intends to “move into the next phase of my life, focused on my family and faith. This next chapter will no doubt be bittersweet. The relationships I have cultivated with each of you throughout the years are near and dear to my heart.”

Before Vaszauskas persuaded Williams to join the Mansfield ISD staff in 2015, he had worked for almost two decades with the Bastrop ISD in his hometown. He graduated from Texas State University and joined the district soon after. His son was a junior in high school and his daughter was an eighth-grader when he and his wife, Lisa, moved their family to Mansfield. He said he was impressed by the district’s presence in the community and the opportunities that his son and daughter would have in the school district’s diverse population.

While in Mansfield, Williams served with the Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Sunrise Rotary Club and Meals on Wheels.

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