Williams has taught grades first through fourth in the Fresno area since 1983 and retired in 2013. In addition to her multiple subject credential, she has a supplemental mathematics credential from Fresno Pacific University. She holds a B.A. in English from CSU Fresno and was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics in 2004 for elementary science.
She served on CalTAC from 2007-2011.