Thanks to John Lee for his contributions. Next up is Darryl Williams, who for the past five years has been the principal of the Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys in Albany New York. Brighter Choice is an all-boys public charter school serving a 97% African-American and Latino population.
While more than 90% of his scholars qualify for the federal free & reduced lunch program, they consistently post some of the highest pass rates in the state of New York. Darryl holds a Masters Degree in Education Administration and Policy Studies and a Masters Degree in Special Education and Literacy from the State University of New York at Albany. Darryl has been a teaching assistant, teacher and assistant principal prior to leading the elementary and middle school programs at Brighter Choice.
In addition to being recognized by the Capital Region's Business Review as a "Top 40 Under 40" leader in the community in 2010, Darryl was highlighted as a "Champion Teacher" in Doug Lemov's, Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on a Path to College. Darryl is also currently on the Advisory Board for SUNY Albany's Department of Educational Counseling and Psychology Federal 325T Program Improvement Grant.