Congratulations Mr. Herold
July 5, 2018
Mr. Wesley Herold, interim principal of Ralph M. Williams, Jr. Elementary, was named permanent Principal of the school.
Herold said: “I have always been passionate about having a career in which I can make a positive impact on our youth. I am excited to have the opportunity to support so many students and their families as they establish the foundation for their future.”
His 13 years in education have been with Brevard Public Schools. Previously, he was the assistant principal at Williams Elementary in Rockledge and, most recently, interim principal. He was a teacher at Enterprise Elementary in Cocoa and Quest Elementary in Melbourne
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern. Herold is a Merritt Island High graduate and attended Cape View Elementary, Roosevelt Middle and Edgewood Junior High.
“The greatest accomplishment for me will never show up on a certificate or newsfeed, it is working with a student that is struggling and having them enjoy learning again and getting them back on the right path,” Herold said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to continue learning alongside an amazing group of educators and continue growing the relationships my family and I have developed over the past four years.”
Herold lives in Titusville with his three daughters and his wife Jackie, who is a teacher at Enterprise Elementary in Cocoa.
Mrs. Terrie Back, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Terrie Back joined the Ralph Williams team as Assistant Principal during the 2017-2018 and
has 4 previous years experience as an Assistant Principal in Brevard. She has been an educator in
Brevard for several years and was part of the initial group of teachers that opened Ralph Williams
Elementary in 1999.
"I grew up in Brevard County and attended college at the University of Central
Florida. I have a Bachelor‛s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master‛s Degree in Educational
I have two children (daughter – Baleigh and son – Brenton), who both attended Brevard Public
Schools throughout their education. We have two dogs and horses and enjoy traveling, going to horse
shows and spending time with friends and family.
It is so exciting to be a part of all the great things that are happening at Ralph Williams. The
parents, students and staff are welcoming to everyone and help create a strong community".