Sherrell Williams is the Program Manager of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) within the Professional Services Division of the Smithsonian Science Education Center. Sherrell manages the SSEC’s programs that support educators in identifying, and removing, barriers that discourage students, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, from pursuing pathways to STEM education and STEM careers. In this role, she supports the work of educators who create lasting impact in their school communities, and education systems.
Research points to the importance of a diverse teacher workforce and its impact on students. Learn how educators at the Smithsonian Science Education Center are committed to increasing the number of STEM teachers with diverse backgrounds in education networks nationwide.