JOSHUA WILLIAMS is an educational leader and former finance professional dedicated to creating meaningful change in underserved communities. For more than 10 years, he has served as a mentor, teacher, and school leader for multiple school systems, impacting the lives of students in grades K-12. Most recently, Joshua served as director of operations with the Building Excellent Schools charter system, where he partnered with the Harris County Commissioner’s Court, Texas Education Agency, and Region 4 Education Service Center to secure technology for students. He also worked as an analyst with Lincoln Financial Group, where he gained experience in consulting, data analysis, and leading strategic initiatives. Joshua holds a B.S. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and an M.Ed. from the University of St. Thomas Houston.
Covid-19 and its economic impact has dramatically worsened existing gaps in home-based internet access, which students need to fully participate in virtual education. Houston is prioritizing technology access and digital inclusion programs and policies in historically underinvested communities of color. FUSE will develop and implement a comprehensive digital inclusion effort that ensures that every student has access to the resources that they need to succeed in school.