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writer , poet , English language educator

Laurel Virginia Williamson, American English language educator, poet, writer. Recipient National Institute Staff & Organizational Development teaching excellence and master teacher award, Winner Thomas Burnett Swann Poetry award.


Williamson, Laurel Virginia was born on June 1, 1951 in McComb, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Prentiss Arnold and Britty (Leddy) Deere.


Bachelor in Sociology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1981; Master of Arts in English, University of Southern Mississippi, 1986.


Chief Executive Officer,, A & L Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., McComb, 1981-1986; director curriculum development, S.W. Mississippi Community College, Summit, 1986-1988; Professor of English,, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida, since 1988; manager instruction, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida, 1993; dean, Valencia Community College, Osceola Campus, 1994. State grader Florida College-Level Academy Skills Program, since 1990. Consultant Osceola County School District, 1990-1992.


Member Leadership Osceola, 1989. Board directors Women's Resource Center, Osceola Center for the Arts. With United States Army, 1975-1978.

Member American Association Junior and Community College's, Florida Conference on Communications in Community College, Florida Association Community College's, Alpha Delta Kappa (secretary 1990-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gourmet cooking, bird watching, traveling.


Married Frank Michael Williamson, July 20, 1984.

Prentiss Arnold Deere

Britty (Leddy) Deere

Frank Michael Williamson