Washington, DC – Today, the DC Charter School Alliance, an advocacy organization that supports and represents the robust charter school sector in our nation’s capital, announced that Millree Williams has been hired to serve as Senior Director of Communications.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role and join the vital work this organization does to ensure the nearly half of public school students who choose a charter school get the education they deserve,” said Millree Williams, DC Charter School Alliance Senior Director of Communications. “I’m looking forward to engaging with the community on issues that impact our students and supporting the school leaders, teachers, and staff who are working hard every day to provide a high quality education for their students.”
Williams joins the DC Charter School Alliance with more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications and messaging for a variety of nonprofits, foundations, health care associations, and universities. He previously served as Director of Communications for Center for Responsible Lending, where he drove public awareness and media coverage of predatory lending practices across the nation.
Williams also served as Executive Director of Public Affairs Strategy at the University of Maryland, where he transformed the university communications office into a strategic public affairs team. He also served as Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Southeastern University in Washington, DC and Director of Communications and Marketing at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.
“Millree is an experienced strategist who brings decades of experience to the DC Charter School Alliance,” said Shannon Hodge, DC Charter School Alliance Founding Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to welcome Millree to the team to help communicate the driving principle behind the charter school community – the belief that every student has a right to a high quality education.”
Williams is also a founding board member of the Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts located in Washington, DC.