Senior Quality and Workforce Analyst
Ashley Williams, M.A.Ed., joined the Office of Early Care and Education team as a Senior Analyst with a focus on policy and systems building and alignment in relation to quality and workforce. She has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for 14 years and started her journey as a student in a service learning program at San Francisco State University and continued in the field as Preschool Teacher and Head Start Center Director. Prior to joining the OECE team, she was an Instructor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development at SF State and the Associate Director of EDvance where she focused on designing and implementing educational pathways and programming to engage and recruit future early childhood educators. Her professional work extends internationally as she co-lead a summer study abroad service learning program in early childhood settings in the Vrygrond Township of Cape Town, South Africa for 2 years. Ashley has been recognized for her professional and academic work on behalf of the ECE field and has received honors such as the Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award for Academic Excellence from the Graduate College of Education at SF State and the Dr. Violet B. Robinson Award from the California Kindergarten Association.