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Leading Equity

Jun 1, 2020

About Desmond Williams

Desmond served six years at an all-boys school in Washington DC, teaching four years and serving as principal for two more years. His first year as an administrator reading scores soared to 64% proficient. In his second year, and upon his departure, The Bishop Walker School boasted reading scores of 83% proficiency. After leaving BWS, Desmond founded and launched Nylinka School Solutions. One of Desmond’s big goals was to help other educators increase the level of engagement and investment of boys of color.  Mr. Williams does this by leveraging his experience and expertise to aid schools and school districts.  The goal of Nylinka School Solutions is to help children achieve their dreams one solution at a time. In all, Desmond has spent nine years as a teacher and seven as an administrator. However, his greatest satisfaction is seeing kids maintain their enthusiasm for leaving their mark on the world. He has recently ventured into the world of writing. His first book The Burning House: Educating Black Boys inModern America was released in February of 2020 and debuted as a #1 New Release. In the fall of 2020, Desmond will return to Howard University to pursue his PhD in Educational Psychology.

Show Highlights

  • Educating Black Males
  • Issues of Standardized Testing
  • Alternative Way of Testing
  • Strategies for Advocacy
  • Disproportionalities in Special Education Programs
  • The Other Health Impairment/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Label

Connect with Desmond

Twitter: @Nylinka




Additional Resources

The Burning House: Educating Black Boys in Modern America

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