Lindsey Williams teaches 6th grade social studies at the Soulsville Charter School, where she also serves as history department chair and is leading the department in creating a Common Core-aligned curriculum guide for social studies. In addition to academic leadership, Lindsey coaches middle school dance. Lindsey first experienced the achievement gap as a teenager, tutoring in an inner-city charter school in Louisville, Kentucky. Since that time, she has been passionate about educational equality and believes that all children should have access to highly qualified and passionate teachers. Upon graduating from college, Lindsey worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) where she coordinated educational tutoring programs for four Memphis City schools. Following that, she joined the Memphis Teacher Residency program and earned a Masters in Urban Education. Lindsey earned a BA in psychology with an emphasis on educational access and privilege from Rhodes College.