George Lucas Educational Foundation

William Sprankles

Educator, Innovator, Father

William is an innovator with a remarkable journey in urban education. He has a dynamic background in which he experienced the strategic change process as teacher, coach, and administrator. He has served as a teacher and leader at a New Concept/Turnaround school in Cincinnati, OH, which was the first of any public school in Ohio to earn consecutive Excellent Ratings with over 90% of students from minority and poverty-based households. He also served as Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at a 6–12 Secondary Campus with over 3,000 students, which is notably Ohio’s most diverse public school. He proudly led de-tracking and desegregation efforts of students in the mainstream curriculum, resulting in a 98% graduation rate for all students and multiple Excellent Ratings in the State of Ohio.

William is honored to be the Recipient of the Merlin G. Pope Award for Diversity Leadership in the City of Cincinnati, 2010.

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