Bishop Walker

History Teacher
History Lover, Fashion-Forward Person, Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Happy Friday! This week we’re highlighting one of our history teachers for #FacultyFriday. Bishop Walker teaches middle and upper school students at Field. He’s originally from Cleveland, Ohio but came to D.C. for graduate school – he’s a proud Howard University alum! Bishop is an asset to the Field community and he will always takes the time to stop and talk with his students and colleagues. 

Where did you grow up?
Cleveland, Ohio

What is your alma mater?
Howard University (Graduate School), Johnson C. Smith University (Undergrad)

What is your favorite book or podcast?
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, Where Do We Go From Here by Martin Luther King Jr.

What is something that people at The Field School might not know about you?
I belong to the same fraternity as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and W.E.B Dubois just to name a couple. Also the New York Times did a piece on my outfit that I wore to a protest.

What hobbies do you have outside of The Field School?

What was the first concert you ever attended?
Lauryn Hill

Who inspires you and why?
My mother inspires me. Her courage and being such a powerful example of excellence and class. Her accomplishments will forever inspire me. 

If you could share one piece of advice with your younger self, what would it be?
Embrace change.

What do you love most about working at The Field School?
The community.