William Morris is a recent graduate of the College of William and Mary, former president of the Kappa Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and the recipient of the 2010 President’s Award for Community Service and the 2011 Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership. For the past three years Mr. Morris organized the Distinguished Gentlemen initiative at Berkley Middle School, a mentoring program for at-risk African American males. He also served as the campus liaison for Rites of Passage, a co-ed mentoring initiative at Toano Middle School. After completing an internship at the Urban Prep Academies in Chicago, William will pursue a Master of Arts degree in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
The Chief Academic Officer of TeachersBox LLC is a William and Mary alum who has mentored me for the past three years. He suggested that I research how teachers differentiate instruction to mitigate achievement gaps between students from low-income and higher income families. TeachersBox also made several recommendations that improved my research proposal, reviewed my personal statements, and helped me secure an internship that strengthened my graduate school applications.”