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Episode 4: The Koolest Doc with Dr. William Blake

podcast November 27, 2021

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About Dr. Blake

Dr. William Blake previously served as the Director of Social-Emotional Learning for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). In this role, Dr. Blake ensured systems and structures were in place to support the development of the whole child. He is currently the Assistant Director of School Redesign at Anacostia High School. Over the span of 15 years in urban education, Dr. Blake has served as a Classroom Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Dr. Blake believes that educators must strategically focus on closing the access gap for students furthest from opportunity which is why he is dedicated to creating equitable outcomes for students especially for students of color. He is a proud HBCU grad from Morgan State University. He later attended Trinity University to earn his Master’s in Curriculum in Instruction. Lastly, he earned his Doctorate Degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is the co-founder of the National Association of Black Male Educators and a devoted member of the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Show Highlights

  • Growing up in PG County
  • How Dr. Blake entered into education
  • What is the National Association of Black Male Educators
  • What makes Dr. Blake the Koolest Doc
  • Approach to building meaningful relationships
  • What is school redesign and what is your role as Assistant Director of Redesign?
  • Why Dr. Blake believes in healing-centered practices
  • Launch of Blake Educational Consulting Services, LLC

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