Charles M. Williams, Jr.

“Everyone’s talking but who’s doing?”

Charles Williams has been an urban educator for 15 years serving as a teacher, a mentor/lead teacher, an assistant principal, and a principal for students in grades K-12. Charles still serves as an educational administrator in Chicago, IL where he has been a member of the Great Expectations Mentoring (GEM) Cohort, the CEO Principal Panel, and the Equity Team. He also serves as an ambassador for two educational organizations – School Rubric and Code Breaker Inc. Charles has presented at numerous conferences including the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Annual Conference, IDEACon, and Statewide ESSA Conference. He is also featured on numerous panels and appears as a guest on podcasts. Charles is the founder of CW Consulting, an educational consulting firm focusing on helping institutions to unlock their potential and promising to deliver results, where he provides keynotes, workshops, and personalized consulting services. He is also the host of The Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk (and think) about education. 



Talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not.

Leila Janah