STAFF MEET OUR STAFF

Our staff continually demonstrates the six core values of Urban Ed through their daily contact with students, partners, and other personnel. Small but mighty, they work together as a team to ensure outcomes and excellence. Currently there are no open positions; however, as we continue to plan for the future of Urban Ed we welcome resumes that demonstrate the potential for innovation and vision. Visit the Career tab to learn more about our employment expectations.


Roxanne J. Williams
President

Roxanne J. Williams is the president and program manager for all program activity. She has 15 global technical certifications and over 22 years of community, youth development and technical experience that includes grassroots economic development work, workforce development work and managing youth development projects throughout the country. She has also held lead IT positions in several government contractor companies leading IT departments and critical IT functions. Roxanne holds a Master’s degree in Training and Organizational Development and was recognized internationally as a Salzburg Fellow for her commitment, passion and outcomes-driven youth and community development work. Her role is overall program management of all Urban Ed programs, administering formal partnership agreements particularly around job placement, evaluation management, grants management and assisting with ongoing training design and curriculum delivery methods. Roxanne built Urban Ed from the ground up and her visions for sustainability and dedication to residents of the District and the DMV region, particularly our youth has been the force behind the quality success of Urban Ed. Community members admire her attention to their individual needs, her "keeping it real", soft but stern approach and her genuine inspiration for all people in the community to succeed.


Violet Browne
Career Coach/Manager of Administration

Violet Browne is our Career Coach and Manager of Administration. She has 12 years of commitment to Urban Ed starting as a volunteer a year before becoming fulltime. She is responsible for career coaching, supporting the business essentials training, and the management of the mentoring and corporate volunteer process as well as supporting our truancy programs with youth. She is also a part of the management team responsible for grant progress and financial expenditure tracking and monitoring. Violet comes to Urban Ed from the corporate and human resource management arena with over 16 years of experience in the management of human capital where she excelled in corporate America always being promoted to management levels within less than a year of service to the companies she worked for. Violet’s compassion for change, nurturing spirit, and organizational skills are key qualities in helping those we serve stay on track with reaching their individual goals and stay the course of completing our training program. She has served as the led mentor inspiring our participants to keep their eyes on the prize and manage their day-to-day lives in more productive and constructive manners. She is instrumental in Urban Ed meeting our goals and ensuring resources and supports are in place for every participant we serve. Violet brings a diverse and myriad skill set to the table and she is also a certified HR professional.


Timothy Ayodele
IT Instructor

Timothy Ayodele is Urban Ed's IT Instructor/Network Associate. Timothy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics and a Masters of Science in Computer Science with an emphasis in network security. He is also certified in CCENT, CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNA CyberOps, CCNA Security, A+, Network+, Security+, and CySA+. He has taught high school youth as well as at the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) Computer Science department as a graduate teaching assistant. Timothy is passionate about student success and excels in engaging students with robust tools, resources and support to keep students engaged and equipped with the basic & advanced fundamentals they need to grasp highly technical concepts and pass global exams. Timothy has received honors for coordinating the development of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program at UDC, an alliance-based program, with the overall goal of assisting universities and colleges in diversifying the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.


Ms. Boma Saka
Tech Club Coordinator / AWS Teacher

Boma is a fourth-year teacher transitioning from teaching at Prince George’s County Public Schools into training and instructing students as a STEM Academic Coordinator and IT teacher at Urban Ed. Her undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education and she holds a master’s degree in Community College Administration and Supervision. Throughout her career Boma has engaged at-risk youth academically, socially, and emotionally. She has also voluntarily worked with at-risk adults providing reading and writing interventions at Prince George’s County Community College. When Boma is not teaching she is actively writing, editing, and publishing novels..


All staff are fully vetted and have background and FBI clearances, are CPR certified and have completed TB and drug screening. All staff also maintain current industry credentials within their respective field for program implementation.



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