Dr. E'Toyare Williams
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Certified Life Coach
Certified Dissertation Coach
My name is Dr. E’Toyare (Torie) Williams I have worked with individuals from all walks of life, helping them to overcome in many areas such as:
improving self-esteem, optimizing communication, intimate relationships, sexuality, mission finding, college and /or career transition, conscious business, financial wealth, holistic health and wellness, weight loss, and other areas based on the client’s request.
It's my pleasure to meet you!
Dr. E’Toyare ( Dr. Torie) Williams is a highly accomplished educator, author, and consultant. She has dedicated her career to helping schools across the country develop culturally responsive trauma-informed systems of support. These systems foster resilience and success for staff, students, and families. Dr. Torie has guided schools, districts, and state departments of education in learning about the impact of ACEs and trauma. She has also educated them on the critical role of protective factors in fostering resilient schools and communities. Dr. Torie has assisted schools in developing and implementing trauma-informed practices that have positively impacted student behavior, academic achievement, and social-emotional development. She has also cultivated educator well-being and efficacy.
Dr. Torie is a passionate advocate for the education of all children, especially those who have experienced trauma. She is a sought-after speaker and trainer, and her work has been featured in numerous publications. Dr. Torie is a true leader in the field of trauma-informed education, and her work is making a real difference in the lives of children and families across the country.
A message from Dr. Torie:
For more than three decades I have helped mentees reach their full potential. I started as a mentor in high school during my senior year. I take pride in my Mentorship where I have mentored thousands of students and supported them as they strive to reach their full potential for over 25 years. As an Educator with 20 years of experience, I have educated students from all facets of life. As a current Administrator, I am aware of the effects that COVID-19 has on both students and teachers. According to the American Psychological Association, not only are our students dealing with COVID-19 stress as a student (APA, 2020), there is a possibility they have to deal with the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on their physical and mental health. Teachers have to deal with both the impact of COVID-19 on their students and on themselves which can also be stressful. For students, if stress is not properly addressed and reduced, it can lead to long-term behavior issues, health complications, and diseases that are caused by ACEs (APA, 2020). COVID-19 still exists!
Commitment to Teaching & Working with Youth
I always wanted to be an Educator and am passionate about working with young people. I received my Doctorate from Chicago State University in Educational Leadership and Administration. I have also received two Master's Degrees in Business and Special Education.
I taught in Chicago Public Schools for five years and in the Thornton Township District 205 for over 10 years. I currently work as the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Facilitator with Forney ISD.
Connecting with Students, Teachers and Parents
In my current role, it is my responsibility to ensure students are properly identified so they may receive the appropriate services. In addition to my working closely with the students, I also interact directly with classroom teachers and other administrators and am in regular contact with parents and community leaders. My responsibilities are many, from collaborating and mentoring to testing and evaluating to keeping everyone engaged.
My past role as Director of Student Activities will never leave me. Extracurricular Activity is Key! As an Educator, I developed positive relations with the students and as a result, I became a mentor to many students and we still keep in touch after leaving high school. Parents were able to connect and support me based on their student's involvement and success. Those parents were also able to develop a rapport with me.
Staying in Touch
The most rewarding part of my career is the interaction with and involvement of students. When I worked in high school, former students always came back to visit or find a way to keep in touch. I have watched my mentees grow into positions and careers and it is humbling, yet rewarding to see their success!
Teaching continues to be an important part of my life and in the future, I plan to continue research for the betterment of my community.
Always Follow Your Passion
Do not give up on your goals and aspirations. We ALL have a story! Do NOT let your story define you. Turn your story into purpose and turn your purpose into passion. My passion is helping out youth and breaking generational curses. I teach for a purpose and to impact your youth because they are our future!
Siduri Purnell Mentee
"Working side by side with Dr.Williams has changed me for the better. She helped mode me in to the woman and professional I am today. She pushed me, motivated me and most importantly, believed in me. She encouraged me to push the boundaries and helped me understand that there's no such thing as a glass ceiling. My success is what I make it and I can go beyond stars. I am forever grateful for the time spent under her mentorship and leadership. Those are moments and lessons I will hold dear to my heart forever. "