Kedda M. Williams
Sr. Program Director - State and Local Networks
As Senior Program Director of State and Local Networks, Kedda leads the strategy, development, and adaptation of national-level equity guidance that supports meaningful engagement at the state and local levels. Kedda’s work includes consulting with state educational agencies, district and school leadership, and local community-level stakeholders, building and maintaining partnerships, developing guidance on policy implementation, and designing and supporting state and regional convenings.
Before joining The Opportunity Institute, Kedda was a senior policy advisor for EducationCounsel LLC where she worked on a range of education policy issues including those related to accountability, assessments, and school climate and culture. Prior to her work with Education Counsel, she worked for the New Jersey Department of Education as Director of Strategic Communications and Partnerships, and as a consultant to Newark Public Schools in the areas of college and career readiness, opportunity youth re-engagement, and new school operations. Kedda received her B.S. in Communication Studies from New York University, her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.