Heidi Williams-Cooper


With HTI since 2022


Area(s) of Expertise:

High-Quality Youth Programming, Advancing Equity & Cultural Justice, Better Schools and Communities

Current HTI Projects:

  • A Vision for Youth Empowerment (Lead)
    Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Prevention (GCAPP)
  • Carnegie Foundation Community Conversation Moderation
    Carnegie Foundation
  • Team-Building for Social Workers
    Clayton County Schools
  • Club Observation and Professional Development
    Boys and Girls Clubs of Chattahoochee Valley (BGCCV)
  • All-Tribe Retreats
    Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC)


From a lineage of warrior-healers

For over a decade now, Heidi Williams-Cooper has championed the cause of equipping teachers, students and families with the tools to understand and cultivate culturally responsive social-emotional well-being and holistic wellness-first as a parent advocating on behalf of her own children and then as an educator. She currently serves as the Senior Director of Culture and Community Wellness at the Kindezi Schools, striving to ensure that all members of the village are safe, socially-emotionally well and holistically growing.

In addition to her work at Kindezi, Heidi also is a social-emotional and educational equity consultant and the grounding expert for Listening 4 Justice.

  • Certified yoga & meditation instructor
  • Certified Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning Facilitator
  • Restorative Practices Trainer
  • Trained in CBCT (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training)