Improving Teacher Diversity in North Carolina
Research says students experience significant academic and emotional benefits from having teachers of color, yet in North Carolina the educator workforce comprises a disproportionately low percentage of teachers of color. At a summit hosted this week by the Office of Governor Roy Cooper and partnering organizations, educators and policymakers tackled this issue by brainstorming a new landscape for recruiting and supporting a more diverse teaching workforce. Today we will hear from leaders in the field who participated in that summit and who are directly working to improve educator diversity, support future educators of color and ensure that all new educators are prepared to support a diverse range of students in a culturally competent classroom.
- LaTanya Pattillo, Teacher Advisor, Office of Governor Roy Cooper
- Dr. Anthony Graham, Provost, Winston-Salem State University
- Kristy Moore, Vice President, North Carolina Association of Educators