KIPP NYC Public Schools Alumnus
Marcus Williams currently works as the Assistant Director of International Outreach Support at College Board. In this role, he supports colleagues in strategy implementation, manages various databases for international secondary and higher ed institutions, supports trainings, and building resources for his colleagues. He has been part of events such as their 2019 Chinese Bridge Delegation to connect U.S. district and school leaders to Chinese schools, and a summer workshop series in Abu Dhabi to support the instructors of Advanced Placement. Prior to this role, Marcus worked in New York City classrooms from 2013 to 2018. Across these five years of teaching, he developed teaching materials to support students in exploring Japanese language and culture. Over the summers, he also took students on month-long overseas exchanges through organizations such as World Learning’s The Experiment in International Living and CIEE’s High School Summer Abroad. Marcus graduated with a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Haverford College, where he wrote a thesis on the intersectionality of identity and race for Japanese R&B. Outside of work, Marcus is an avid student of world languages and dabbles in music. He also mentors a number of current KIPP Alumni to support their post-collegiate goals, and has participated in a panel for his Alma Mater’s Multicultural Alumni Action Group’s panel on networking. He is passionate about world language instruction in classrooms, and exploring methods to increase better awareness for students of color to be supported in cross-cultural opportunities in their secondary and collegiate careers.