Arlisa Williams

Senior Director of Athletics, Physical Education & Student Life

I have a MA in Education from Virginia Tech and a BA in African American Studies with a minor in Journalism and Communications from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I played volleyball, basketball, softball and ran track in high school. I went on to play volleyball at UW-Madison where we won the 1st Big Ten Title in Wisconsin Volleyball History and had two NCAA Tournament Appearances. I coached college volleyball for 25 years with stints at Virginia Tech, American University, and the University of Florida as an assistant coach and spent 12 years as the Head Volleyball coach at Georgetown University. In addition, I worked in college career services and as a corporate recruiter. After leaving Georgetown, I started Arlisa Williams Sports & Recruiting LLC (AWSR) with the vision of using volleyball to provide access for youth in our local community. I believe that sports and athletics play a significant role in a student’s overall development. Participation in sports promote healthy living but it goes further than that. It teaches our students life long skills such as how to work with others, effective communication, discipline, leadership, focus and performing under pressure, just to name a few, that will help them throughout their lives. It is my goal to help facilitate the growth and development of all of our students and continue to foster an inclusive family environment through sport. Outside of school, I love spending time with my sons, Alexander and Sebastian, who are 11 and 7. We especially enjoy exploring all that DC has to offer. I also have fun traveling, reading and cooking. I am super excited to be a part of the DCI Community and play a part in shaping our local and global future leaders.