Ron Walker is Executive Director and one of the founding members of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC).
Mr. Walker is the former Associate Director of ATLAS Communities, a comprehensive school reform organization with over 100 schools across the country in urban, suburban, and rural school districts. Mr. Walker shared responsibility with the Director for leadership and management of ATLAS activities and staff. Mr. Walker oversaw delivery of services to selected districts and worked in tandem with the Director in outreach, marketing, and related fund raising and development efforts. He identified and negotiated strategic alliances that strengthen ATLAS’ organizational capacity and had primary responsibility for the development and management of the annual Principals Institute and related leadership activities.
Mr. Walker is the recipient of the Black Educators Award for Professional Service in Education (1995) and the Liberating Vision Award presented by the National Council of Negro Women (1997). He was the recipient of a $60,000 grant from the Mott Foundation to reconnect African American communities and their schools in Boston, Philadelphia, Oakland and Baltimore. Mr. Walker was recently the recipient of a Harvard University Gates Fellowship for senior level education change coaches. As a coach with the Change Leadership Group Mr. Walker shared in the mission to:
Mr. Walker also provides principal consulting services to principals of both charter schools and traditional public schools as founder and president of DWJ, Solutions LLC. He serves on numerous boards that address community based and education issues. In addition, Mr. Walker has served on charter school review teams for several charter schools in Massachusetts.
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