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Samara Williams, Principal of Emerald Elementary in Broomfield, honored with Heart of Broomfield award

Williams awarded for her passionate dedication to students, families and community

BROOMFIELD: Samara Williams, Principal of Emerald Elementary in Broomfield, has recently been named the Heart of Broomfield Education Award winner. The Heart of Broomfield awards honor those who have significantly impacted Broomfield County in a very positive way. 

Broomfield City Council member Sharon Tessier wrote in her nomination letter that "Ms. Williams is an effective leader because she sees the strengths in others and pulls them up. Her responsiveness with parents, students, faculty, and staff has been tremendous to watch. 

"She was born for this role. I am so grateful."

Williams' nominees noted that Emerald Elementary's achievement has increased, and the school neighborhood has been revitalized due to the ever-improving education that's happening because of her leadership. Williams was also praised for her involvement and leadership in the bond-funded construction and progress toward innovative learning and teaching.  

A common theme among her nomination letters was Williams' passionate dedication to providing opportunities and support for the students and community in Broomfield. 

A credited co-founder of Broomfield Buddies, Williams works tirelessly to ensure that all students have access to mental health supports across the city. She has also formed a variety of school programs including No Place for Hate program, free after-school enrichment program, creative fundraisers, Junior Achievement for a Day, Wish for Wheels program and more. 

BVSD Superintendent Dr. Bruce Messinger said "Samara Williams is an effective educational leader and outstanding advocate for children and families in the Broomfield community. Samara is responsive to the needs of children during the school day and works with the community to support children and families outside of school. Broomfield children and families are fortunate to have Samara serving as the principal of Emerald Elementary School." 

Find more information about the Heart of Broomfield awards here

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