Allyson Williams is the world languages manager on the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Global Education team, whose mission is to ensure that every DCPS graduate is an inquisitive, informed, and active world citizen, prepared for success in college, career, and life in an increasingly diverse international community. Allyson’s role as world languages manager includes the oversight of curriculum development, strategic planning, assessment, and program design for world language programs at all 115 school sites. During her time at DCPS, she has managed the development of a K–12 curriculum aligned with the National World Readiness Standards, as well as created and managed two teacher fellowship programs, with a focus on world language teacher instructional and leadership development. Additionally, Allyson re-envisioned and increased the scale of the DCPS World Language Festival, a yearly event that focuses on celebrating and exposing DCPS families to world language instruction across the district.
Previously, Allyson was a Spanish teacher for Baltimore City Public Schools. During that time, she also worked as a corps member advisor for Teach for America and a launch skills instructor for the New Teacher Project, Inc., coaching new teachers in foundational instructional skills. Allyson holds degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park and Johns Hopkins University, and lives in the DC metropolitan area with her fiancé.