In 2016, Ayodele quit teaching after 16 years, because his desire to become a teacher-leader wasn’t nurtured by his administration. Now, he designs leadership development spaces for Black Male Educators.
As Senior Partner, Education with CommunityBuild Ventures (CBV), Ayodele channels his 20+ years of working in public, private and international schools, to support schools and districts in remedying and reversing the educational inequities our students, parents, caregivers, teachers, staff and community members experience everyday.
William has worked to bring about change to advance student outcomes as a teacher, administrator and
systems leader. William sees his role as a change agent. William is currently a Middle School Managing Director with Uplift Education, a large, high performing charter school
network in North Texas. There he supervisors a cluster of schools in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.
CEO of We Are Marcus (WAM), a character development platform designed to mentor youth of color.
Executive Director of Urban Teachers' Black Educators Initiative (BEI),, an ambitious effort to place nearly 1,000 new Black educators in classrooms by 2023
Owns and operates KDSL Global, a leading learning organization based in the USA and in the United Arab Emirates.
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