Marin Educators for Equity Initiative
Continuing the work of the Marin Education Alliance, the goal of this initiative is to increase the number of of teachers, mentors and administrators of color throughout Marin, cradle to career.
The Marin Educators for Equity Initiative (MEEI) is focused on increasing the number of educators of color in Marin County to more closely align with the demographics of the student population. All students benefit from excellent educators who reflect the diversity of the students they serve and whose skill set includes a culturally responsive approach. Students of color benefit from the feeling of belonging that having culturally relevant educators and role models that look like them provide. Students from white backgrounds also benefit from having educators of color, who reflect today’s global and multilingual college and career landscape.
Comprised of senior leaders from the TK-12 public and independent school systems, local institutions of higher education, and community based organizations, this initiative envisions an Educator of Color Pipeline to support the development and retention of educators of color. Additionally, the initiative is working to ensure that all schools have inclusive and equitable working environments for all present and future educators.
Research supporting increasing educators of color
Lauren Camera, U.S. News & World Report
November 23, 2018