The Rome City School Board voted to make current Associate Superintendent Dr. Dawn Williams as its new interim Superintendent Tuesday.

She will take over starting June 1.

Williams has severed under current Superintendent Louis Byers since early last year.

Prior to that she worked in multiple capacities for Rome City Schools for 21 years.

Dr. Williams said that through her work at multiple levels in the RCS system, she has a firm understanding of how to create procedures geared towards the mission of Rome City Schools. Her understanding of what administrators are going through shape her ideas about school programs and policies.

“I can often put myself in their shoes, which helps me relate to most things that come up,” she said. “I also look at things from a district perspective to make sure our plans are meeting the needs of everyone who is invested in the education of our students.”