Debra Faye Williams-Robbins, Deputy Superintendent with Fort Wayne Community Schools, is commonly referred to as Faye. Throughout her career she has also served as a classroom teacher, dean/counselor, principal, and was appointed as an assistant superintendent in 2000.
Faye has received numerous awards for her work in education and the community, including Channel ABC’s 21 Women in Leadership, American Health Education Center Network’s Partnerships Matter, NAACP’s Excellence in Education, ITT Indiana Technical Institute’s Believe in Yourself, Achieve Your Goals, and Inspire Others; and the Delta Sigma Theta’s Educational Development Award.
Faye is a very active and proud member of the Fort Wayne Community, serving on various boards including United Way, Legacy, Ivy Tech, Unity Performing Arts, Boy’s and Girls’ Club of Fort Wayne; and Fort Wayne United, a Mayoral initiative that combines two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper under one umbrella, to enhance opportunities, advance youth advocacy, educate and help create a safer city for all.
Faye Williams-Robbins received her undergraduate and advanced degrees from Earlham College, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her J.D. in law was received from Cooley Law School, and her Ed.S., and doctoral Ed.D. from Ball state. Faye has also served as a mentor to upcoming superintendents with the Aspiring Superintendent Academy.