Shifting the Recruitment and Hiring System
Marin Promise Partners believe that all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or financial circumstance have a better chance of reaching their full educational potential when they have access to culturally responsive learning environments created by racially diverse educators. Unfortunately students in Marin, especially students of color, have very little access to learning environments shaped by teachers and administrators of color. BIPOC students in Marin make up 43% of the public school student population, whereas BIPOC Educators only make up 11% of the workforce.
That’s why, through the Marin Educators for Equity Initiative, Partners are working together to increase their BIPOC educator workforce until it more closely aligns with the demographics of the county’s student population.
This Learning Brief explores promising systemic shifts in one of the Initiative’s three strategic areas – recruitment and hiring; and, through a case study approach, features the dramatic 50% increase in educators of color accomplished by the Sausalito Marin City School District and its BIPOC Superintendent, Dr. Itoco Garcia.
Click on one of the images below to read the full report which looks at the data, explores the factors and root causes behind the numbers, and proposes 5 Shifts with specific, tangible recommendations for Partners to consider implementing.