Monday, May 26, 2014

The Dr. Will Show (Episode 18 - Talking Quick Key App with Co-founder Walter Duncan IV)

By Dr. Will

Photo Credit: Walter Duncan, IV

Walter has spent the past fifteen years committing his life to teaching and closing the achievement gap. As the husband of a young professor whose career has taken her across the country, Walter has had the opportunity to teach in all sorts of classrooms, from private to public, urban and suburban, privileged and underprivileged. He has a record of success in building consensus and bringing together all stakeholders to solve shared problems.

Walter has consistently improved achievement for his students, throughout his career. During his time at KIPP, a charter school management organization known for effectively closing the achievement gap, his students showed dramatic improvement on the DC CAS and NWEA MAP exam.  As an English teacher at South Shore Charter Public School, his students scored in the top 15% on the MCAS ELA in 2012!

As Director of Administration at the Brooklyn Waldorf School, a small private early childhood and elementary school in its second year of operation, Walter added an extra early childhood class, and doubled the school’s student population for the 2007/2008 school year!

It is this attitude and work ethic that he brings to his transition to entrepreneurship. Walter has accumulated 15 years of experience as an educator, which he applies to his day-to-day activities as the head of Marketing for Design by Educators, Inc., the company he co-founded in 2012.

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  2. Hi Melinda,

    Thank you for your kind words. And thank you Dr. Will for letting me speak with you! Melonda if you would like more information, or just to chat education shoot me an email at



  3. Hi! My name is Savanah Moore and I am in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. I really enjoyed browsing your blog! I really enjoyed learning about Walter and can't wait to try out the Quick Key app!

  4. This story about Mr. Duncan is absolutely amazing! I hope to be able to travel around the world and make a difference in many students' live just as he is doing.