This Learning Brief, through a case study approach featuring the Sausalito Marin City School District and its Superintendent Dr. Itoco Garcia, looks at how Marin Educators for Equity Initiative Partners are working together to increase their BIPOC educator workforce so that it more closely aligns with the demographics of the county’s student population.
Marin Educators For Equity: Inclusive. Representative. Culturally Responsive.
By 2028, Marin’s educational ecosystem, from cradle to career, will provide all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or financial circumstance, access to racially diverse educators. This educator diversity is important because Educators of Color (EOC) are uniquely poised to support a more culturally responsive learning environment that is inclusive and representative of students’ diverse backgrounds and lived experiences as well as promotes culturally responsive curriculum, policies, and structures across all learning institutions.
The Initiative seeks to increase the number of educators of color across Marin county so that the workforce more closely aligns with the demographics of the student population.
This Initiative will focus on the following strategies:
Grow Your Own Pathways: Improve training and support infrastructure for teachers of color through CTE pathways, teacher residencies and credentialing and degree completion guidance.
Recruit & Hire Diversity: Improve and increase antiracist recruitment and hiring policies and practices.
Retain Quality Educators: Improve organizational culture, increase access to affordable housing and affinity spaces, and improve HR policies.
Below is a list of Partners engaged in this Initiative:
A diverse collection of institutional and community leaders are joining BIPOC youth and families across the county to envision a pathway for BIPOC students to become EOCs who are well supported, well compensated, and fulfilled at every step of the journey.
- College of Marin
- Dominican University of California
- Marin County Office of Education
- Novato Unified School District
- San Rafael City Schools
- Sausalito Marin City School District
- Shoreline Unified School District
- Tamalpais Union High School District
- The Branson School
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