One of the best levers states can use to build a diverse teacher workforce is strong school leadership, particularly strong leaders of color. School leaders are best positioned to attract the most talented teachers of color into schools and districts and provide the proper support and mentorship to teachers of color in their building. School leadership addresses two of the biggest reasons teachers of color express for leaving the classroom and profession: lack of supportive leadership, and a lack of growth opportunities.
Click above to view our first webinar from July 31, 2018 called Using School Leaders to Build a Diverse Teacher Workforce, a discussion of ways that state and local education agencies can use school leaders to attract and retain more teachers of color. Dr. Travis Bristol from the University of California, Berkeley, and Desiree Carver-Thomas from the Learning Policy Institute joined Dr. Shandowlyon Hendricks-Williams from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to share successes and challenges around leveraging school leaders to build a diverse teacher workforce.
To download the Powerpoint Presentation from the webinar, click here
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