Every Student Deserves an Equitable Opportunity to Achieve

Representation matters: Recruiting and sustaining a diverse and culturally responsive educator workforce

Teachers and leaders are on the front lines of providing an equitable education for all students. School leaders are uniquely situated to operationalize policy and provide access to needed resources and create working conditions for educators to provide services so that students can thrive. In this series, we will focus on the roles that leaders play within schools and school systems that support educators, students, and communities.

In the second session in this series, presenters will discuss the importance of a diverse and culturally responsive educator workforce. They will share strategies for recruiting, preparing, and sustaining effective teachers and leaders.


Shelby Cosner, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago
Kofi Lomotey, PhD, Western Carolina University
Kimberly White-Smith, PhD, University of Laverne
Mónica Byrne-Jimenez, PhD, UCEA, MSU College of Education
Erica McCray, PhD, CEEDAR Center, University of Florida