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A New Brunswick elementary school principal and the student she guided into a career in technology

Jill Ford (left) and her former principal Maurice Williams
Jon Kalish
Jill Ford (left) and her former principal Maurice Williams

Time now for a story about an African-American child from New Brunswick who grew up poor but thrived, thanks to her elementary school principal. The little girl went on to earn degrees at two Ivy League universities and made a career for herself in the tech industry.

WBGO’s Jon Kalish introduces us to Jill Ford and her former principal Maurice Williams.

NOTE: Jon Kalish's report is part of WBGO's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion feature series made possible in part by a grant from The Fund for New Jersey.

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 250 awards from organizations like PRNDI (now PMJA), AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.