Swannanoa Elementary School name changed after a beloved principal retired in March of 1990. Bill Williams taught at Swannanoa for 8 years and then was principal for 17 years. After his retirement the community and teachers felt that the school should carry his name. He was a wonderful administrator who had a great deal of respect for the staff that worked under him. He stood behind his teachers and was a great communicator. As a symbol of appreciation and to honor him for his dedication and years of service the PTO petitioned the School Board for a name change.