International Association of Women Recognizes Dr. E'Toyare McDonald-Williams as a 2020-2021 Influencer

Dr. E'Toyare McDonald-Williams, TAG Program Manager for Dallas ISD, joins networking organization

The International Association of Women (IAW) recognizes Dr. E’Toyare McDonald-Williams as a 2020-2021 Influencer. She is acknowledged as a leader in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online networking platform with more than 100 local chapters, International Chapters and 1000+ in person and virtual events.

Dr. E’Toyare McDonald-Williams has always been passionate about teaching and working with youth. She has nearly 20 years of experience in education. Now with the Dallas ISD, she was with the Thornton Township District 205 for more than a decade and spent five years teaching in Chicago Public Schools.

In her role as TAG Coordinator, Dr. McDonald-Williams works primarily with the gifted and talented student population. “I am responsible for ensuring students are properly identified so they receive the appropriate services,” she said. “To that end, I support and collaborate with school administration, mentor and support classroom teachers, monitor growth plan implementation, provide training on gifted/talented strategies and/or interventions as well as appropriate use of assessment tools.”

Additional responsibilities include testing and evaluating results, maintaining inventory of testing material, managing student evaluation process, accurate record keeping, and ensuring parents and community members have the opportunity to develop an understanding of and support for the program.

“The most rewarding aspect of my career when I worked for Thornridge High School as the Director of Student Activities was the interaction and involvement of students. “In high school, former students always came back to visit or find a way to keep in touch. I took on the role of mentor to many students and I have watched my mentees grow in different positions and careers.  I look forward to my first year in elementary school!”

Dr. McDonald-Williams added, “Teaching continues to be an important part of my life and in the future, I plan to continue research for the betterment of my community.”

Education & Accomplishments: Doctorate of Education, Chicago State University, Educational Leadership (Dissertation Title: Examining the Relationship between the Findings from Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire and Participation in Extracurricular Activities in Young Adults); Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix; Master of Art, National-Louis University, Education (Concentration: Special Education/Learning Behavior Specialist I)

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The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides women the forum, professional development and services needed to thrive in an interconnected world. Through 100+ local chapters, International Chapters and 1000+ in person and virtual events, members cultivate valuable connections, develop professionally, and promote themselves and their businesses. Founded in Chicago in 2017, IAW is a division of Professional Diversity Network, Inc., an online network tailored to provide diverse professionals in the United States with access to employment opportunities.

Source: International Association of Professional Women

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The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides nearly one million women with the forum, education, and services to thrive in an interconnected world.