Michael Walker

CQ Consulting

Michael Walker brings a career focus on youth development and assisting black youth to achieve success. He earned his undergraduate degree in physical education from Southwest Minnesota State University and his master’s degree in counseling from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls as well as his Administrative License from St. Cloud State. He has taken on being the Director for the Office of Black Male Student Achievement for the past 3 years, where his sole responsibility is changing academic outcomes for Black Males who attend Minneapolis Public Schools. Recently he has been consulting with local districts and across the country to provide a framework and professional development workshops around supporting Black Males. He has also been distinguished as a 2017 Bush Fellow recipient, which he will use to further his leadership and expertise. Walker is an Unapologetic Advocate for Black Male students and works towards reducing the belief gap in the area’s schools. Walker is a product of Minneapolis Public Schools, he and his wife has four children, three of whom are school age and attend MPS. Walkers leaves us with this critical question to the educational system, “Why have we been trying to solve a non-academic issue with an academic solution?”