William J Davies

William J Davies

Educational Leadership & Policy

M.A. in Education Policy and Planning, University of Texas at Austin, 2018
B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, Boston University, 2006

Email: william.davies@utexas.edu
 

Will Davies earned a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Boston University and a M. Ed. in Education Policy and Planning (EPP) from the University of Texas at Austin. Following four years teaching English as a foreign language in Europe and South America, Will spent five years working as a bilingual elementary classroom teacher and three more as a campus literacy specialist in Central Texas public schools. Currently, he is the program coordinator of Del Valle Middle Schools for Breakthrough Central Texas, a local educational non-profit that supports and empowers local students to be the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. His personal and professional experiences from more than a decade as an educator in Texas and abroad inform a commitment to culturally responsive pedagogy and curriculum; asset-based, additive, agentic approaches to teaching and learning; and strengthening access to high quality educational opportunities for all students. As doctoral student in the EPP program, his research interests include critical approaches to bilingual education, school choice, the gentrification of schools, and community-oriented alternatives to market-based educational reforms.