A results oriented change agent, William brings an eclectic perspective and a relentless focus on college and career readiness for vulnerable children of color to the Partners Leadership Team. Born and raised in Baltimore, William attended Sojourner Douglass College, Johns Hopkins, Loyola and Morgan State Universities. William worked as a teacher for several years in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County Public School Systems. William has served as an assistant principal and principal and has received multiple school performance awards. Prior to joining Partners, William served as the executive director of a network of high performing, in-district charter schools that he successfully scaled. Since joining Partners William has led successful school and district transformation projects in multiple school districts in Michigan and Mississippi supporting Board governance training, school district consolidation, systemic literacy reform, strategic planning, human capital strategy reform, leadership and teacher development programming, school redesign, and embedding nested ROCI cycles into district systems to use data to drive improvements in organizational effectiveness and efficiency. True to form, William has made several innovative program contributions to Partners District Transformation Approach. An avid reader, when not designing and supporting innovative school options for historically underserved and underprivileged students, William enjoys spending time with his wife, Antoinette and three children, Donovan, Gabrielle and William III, spiritual growth activities, martial arts, weight lifting and movies.
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway