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Natalie Williams is a strong advocate for teachers, children and families. She currently serves as the Director of Education for Miami Children’s Museum and oversees the licensed early childhood accredited preschool, the licensed after school programs, STEAM lab partnerships with MDCPS and education programs. Natalie provides professional development to teachers and families both locally and internationally. Natalie has been instrumental in leading the museum in research. Specifically, as a research director working directly with her alma mater University of Miami in developing an observation tool and research toolkit assessing the quality and standards of museum education. Natalie is dedicated to advancing education through her community partnerships. She serves as a liaison to Miami Children’s Museum Charter School and supports the mission and vision of the museum in all education and program aspects.
Her exceptional career in early childhood education spans over 18 years. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Special Education from The University of Miami, a Master of Science degree in Business Leadership with Specialization Training in Multicultural Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in Family and Child Services from Florida State University. Natalie is an advocate for children and families and commits to providing high-quality experiences and environments in underserved communities. Her mission in life is to provide a platform for the voiceless; to reach those leaders and teachers in the spaces often overlooked and to promote authenticity by living in her own truth. Natalie serves on committees, panels, boards, and councils throughout the state of Florida and in the United States. She is recognized in the field of early childhood education as a community leader and supporter of high-quality education standards.