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Dr. Marguerite Williams

Assistant Superintendent, Academic Services


Dr. Marguerite Williams has spent over 23 years as an educational leader, in many roles, committed to ensuring that equity and access are afforded to all students. She is currently employed with Adelanto Elementary School District as an Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services, where she is responsible for the Academic Services Division in directing the instructional program of the District. Adelanto Elementary School District is a K-8 district focused on eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps determined through California’s State Accountability Dashboard. Dr. Williams oversees the Office of Student Services, Office of Special Education, and the Office of Instructional Technology.

Dr. Marguerite Williams served the 18,000-member Association of California School Administrators as the Senior Director of Equity and Diversity. She has provided professional development to district leaders, and other site administrators in meeting the instructional and differentiated needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students grounded inequitable practices, access and opportunity, and culturally proficient leadership. Her work in the Association led to the development of an Equity Academy for school leaders across the State of California, currently being offered in partnership with San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. Also, she developed and delivered numerous workshops to ACSA regions and brokered services such as an Equity Institute to districts, including Colton Joint Unified School District.

Previously, Dr. Marguerite Williams served in Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school district in the country, as an Instructional Director in the Intensive Support and Innovation Center and the Linked Learning Office within Academic Services. Her work involved working with local districts within Los Angeles Unified School District to oversee and supervise schools with the highest academic needs. Further, Dr. Williams coached principals and school teams in the design, development, implementation, and monitoring of Linked Learning Pathways, whereas two of them received Gold Certification.

Dr. Williams believes that all students can learn with the right conditions and opportunities. She has spent more than 23 years in education focused on working collaboratively, strategically, and intentionally to advocate, so all students realize their fullest potential.  Dr. Williams’s own life journey required a great deal of resilience and strength, grounded in her cultural identity and background.  Her story mirrors that of many students in our school communities, and regardless of the obstacles she faced, Dr. Williams stays focused on what is possible.  She believes that regardless of a student’s zip code or parent educational background, student dreams can be realized through hard work and support.  Dr. Williams knows the value of establishing systems and building the capacity of all stakeholders internally and externally.

Dr. Williams obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership for Higher Education from Argosy University by examining the levels of site and district leadership support which teachers and team members received in implementing the Response to Tiered Intervention Model in San Bernardino. She holds a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education from California State, Dominguez Hills. She was recognized in 2017 by the Association of California for School Administrators for the Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Administrator Excellence in ACSA Region XVI.


To contact the Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services Office, Sandra Alamillo, Secretary of Academic Services, by e-mail or phone: or (760) 246-8691 ext 10215.


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Curriculum Resources

How to Access Student Score Reports


  • CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) - Gr. 3-8, 11 The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), includes computer-adaptive tests in English/Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Grades 3-8 and 11 will take the CAASPP test in April and/or May each year. To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online. The Scoring Guides to the practice tests can be accessed here. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact an administrator or Lori Latimer - Testing Coordinator at (760)246-8691 ext: 10281 CAASPP ResultsClick here for guides to help interpret CAASPP student score reports. 


  • CAST (California Science Test)- Gr. 5, 8, 12 The Next Generation Science Standards have shifted the way we teach science in our schools. Please open this link to understand the new standards and read the NGSS parent guide linked to this document.

    You may also visit the Frequently Asked Questions​ page linked here to get some additional information.

    The California Science Test (CAST) is an online assessment based on the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These tests are administered in a supportive and positive testing environment at all sites in April and/or May. Grades 5 and 8 will take the CAST test. If you have any questions, contact Lori Latimer at (760-246-8691 ext: 10281

    To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online. The Scoring Guides to the practice tests can be accessed here.



We believe that all students can learn, and it is our responsibility to see that this happens.

It is the responsibility of Academic Services to provide district leadership and support for district staff and parents/guardians by coordinating the development of resources, alignment, and implementation of standards, curriculum, instruction, assessments, staff development, and support services to ensure that all our students meet or exceed district and state standards.




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