Dierdre Williams

Dierdre Williams is a senior program officer in the Open Society Education Support Program. She manages the program’s portfolio on promoting access to quality primary and secondary education, which includes a focus on infusing the concept of contextualized critical thinking through curriculum, learning and assessment, and teacher training and development. She also leads Open Society’s work in relation to the post-2015 education development agenda.

Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations, Williams managed projects in her native Caribbean region aimed at strengthening educators’ capacity to integrate democratic values and practices in their classrooms and schools.

Williams holds an LLB from the University of the West Indies, an MBA from Georgia State University, and a PhD in international education policy from the University of Maryland at College Park.