Nikki Williams, left. and fiancee Jen DeSaegher

A few weeks back we told you about Nichole “Nikki” Williams, the openly gay teacher and basketball coach who alleges she was fired by a charter high school in Waxahachie because of her sexual orientation.

Williams’ fiancee, Jen DeSaegher, said today that she’s encouraging concerned members of the LGBT community to attend a meeting of Life School’s Board of Directors this Wednesday, Nov. 30. Life School operates five schools in North Texas including the school where Williams worked for the last three years.

DeSaegher said she plans to attend the meeting along with Williams and a few of their friends. They plan to present the board with a petition signed by parents and students calling for Williams’ reinstatement; recommendation letters written by parents on behalf of Williams; and about 25-30 letters students have written to Williams.

DeSaegher said she’s hoping others from the LGBT community will attend the meeting for moral support and to show that gay people are everywhere and care deeply about the issue.

The board meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the upstairs conference room at Life School’s central office, at 950 S. Interstate 35 East in Lancaster.

For more info contact DeSaegher at