William is a dedicated professional with over fifteen years of education and youth programming experience in the Twin Cities, with seven of those years in program leadership sustaining and achieving program goals and expectations. William is knowledgeable and experienced working with in both the public-school system, Anoka Hennepin and St. Paul Public Schools districts, and community-based organizations, St. Paul Area Council of Churches. William has been involved with CDF Freedom Schools summer program for over 14 years from a Servant Leader Intern for K-8th grades to Site Coordinator of over 250+ students and 30 staff.
He is committed to building strong relationships and a passion to strengthen schools through partnerships between families and schools. William specializes in working with communities, families, and students representing various multi-ethnic, multi-abled, and socio-economic backgrounds in an educational setting.
His philosophy behind Community Helps Individuals Live and Learn (C.H.I.L.L.) Academy is to assist and support students and their families to find their purpose inside and outside the classroom, through restorative practice community building and repair of harm circles. He is a firm believer in the motto “it takes a village to raise a child” and understands the importance doing things “with” our community instead of “to/for” the community will improve equitable access in efforts to improve the achievement and opportunity gap for our students, families, and communities alike.
Currently he’s a ‘Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)’- Restorative Practices Coordinator at Central High School in St. Paul Public Schools district, as of April 2019. An adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas for special education ‘Student Urban Teacher Residency (SUTR)’ program, as of July 2018. A special education 6-week summer term coordinator at St. Paul Public Schools district, as of June 2019.