Terri Williams was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Ms. Williams graduated from Turtle Creek High School and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1985 and retired in June 2008. While enlisted in the United States Navy her duty stations included: boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida; HELSUPPRON ONE in San Diego, California; Naval Air Station, Guam; Naval Support Facility, Diego Garcia; Fleet Composite Six, Virginia; and Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Atlantic), Virginia. In May 1998, she was commissioned an Ensign, Medical Service Corps (Health Care Administration). As a commissioned officer she was assigned to duty stations at Bethesda, Maryland; Okinawa, Japan; and Naval Operational Support Center, Pennsylvania where she was responsible for instructing and assisting Marine and Navy reserve units to maintain a continuous state of readiness for mobilization; inspect and render technical advice to those units in command functions including administration, logistical support, and public affairs; and execute such collateral functions as directed by higher authority. She retired after 23 years of service. Ms. Williams received her Master of Science in Health Sciences, Health Care Management graduating Magna Cum Laude from Touro University International, a Master of Education from Troy State University and Principal’s Certification from Point Park University, a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Saint Leo College. Williams is currently the Director of Operation and Innovation at Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship. Her extensive experience includes alternative education, recovery support, socio-economically deprived public schools and restorative practices.