William Stroud is an educator based in New York City. He was Assistant Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at Columbia University-Teachers College where he conducted leadership workshops for school and government administrators in Jordan, Palestine, Poland, Chile, Mexico, and Thailand; and in various school districts in the United States. He was the lead designer for a new demonstration school, Teachers College Community School, which opened in 2011 in Harlem.

He worked on design and professional development teams for comprehensive school reform and secondary literacy with the National Center on Education and the Economy, was Network Leader for 20 schools in the New York City Empowerment Zone, and was Executive Director for School Quality for the New York City Department of Education.

William was the founding Principal of two New York City public schools: Urban Peace Academy in East Harlem (1992) and the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Astoria, Queens (2002), a nationally ranked International Baccalaureate World School.