Dr. William Blake:
Dr. William Blake currently serves at the Director of Social Emotional Learning for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). In this role, Dr. Blake ensure systems and structures are in place to support the development of the whole child. Over the span of 12 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 using social emotional learning in the district as a lever to create equitable outcomes for students especially for students of color.
Dr. Blake earned his Bachelor of Science degree 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. Dr. Blake is a devoted member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.