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Loudoun County Public Schools Hires First Ever Ombuds

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) announces that Carey Williams has joined the staff as the inaugural Ombuds. Hiring for this  position was a priority in the 2023 Fiscal Year.  

In her role as Ombuds, Williams will serve as the designated impartial resource for students, families, employees and community members. She will advocate for fairness, equity and consistency to assist in the resolution of education, student and employee-related concerns, problems, complaints and issues. “Carey Williams has a well documented history of advocating for students’ needs and championing efforts toward equity for all,” stated Superintendent Dr. Scott Ziegler.

Williams, a native of Western Maryland, earned a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Wingate University, a master’s degree from Ohio University in health and physical education, and a post-master’s certificate in educational leadership from George Washington University. She is a member in good standing with the International Ombudsman Association and has developed extensive knowledge of the inner workings of large school divisions. 

Williams has been an educator in Northern Virginia for more than 20 years, in both Prince William (PWCS) and Fairfax County (FCPS) Public Schools. She has served as a coordinator for Equity and Student Conduct in FCPS and as a Title IX Investigator for the Equity and Student Relations department in PWCS. 

“I am honored and excited to join LCPS as the inaugural Ombuds and look forward to supporting families, employees, and community members to ensure the success of all LCPS students,” Williams stated. “I truly believe that all students can be successful throughout their K-12 experience, with no exceptions, and I am eager to get to work in Loudoun County.”

To learn more about the Office of the Ombuds, visit the website at You can also call 571-252-2447 or email

Published September 28, 2022