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Welcome Letter from Principal

I am honored to serve as principal at Allen Thornton Career Technical Center. I believe our students are our most treasured resource, and I take very seriously the responsibility that has been placed on me and my faculty and staff. With the support of our parents and community, we will serve our students and give them every opportunity to succeed!

Dr. Gary Dan Williams - Principal


Ph.D. Career & Technical Education - Auburn University, 2014

Administration Certification - University of North Alabama, 2005

NOCTI (National Opccupational Competency Testing Institute) Certification - Carpentry, 2005

AA Certification Agribusiness Education - Alabama A & M University, 2004

Master of Science Agribusiness Education - Alabama A & M University, 2001

Bachelor of Science Agriscience Education - Auburn University, 1998

Associate of Science General Education - Northwest Shoals Community College, 1996

Lexington School, 1994

Professional Experience

2018-present Principal, Allen Thornton Career Technical Center

2015-2018 Principal Waterloo School

2009 - 2015 Principal/Director of Career & Technical Education Muscle Shoals Career Academy

2006 - 2009 Agriscience Teacher/FFA Advisor Lexington School

2005 - 2006 Carpentry/Cabinetmaking Teacher Muscle Shoals Center for Technology

2004 - 2005 Agriscience Teacher/FFA Advisor Hatton High School

1999 - 2004 Agriscience Teacher/FFA Advisor Speake School

1998 - 1999 Agriscience Teacher/FFA Advisor Haleyville Center of Technology


Married to Camille Ritter Williams

Daughters Madeline (12) and Matilda (8)

Member of First Baptist Church of Lexington

Pulpit Supply Preacher