Educators and Supervisor Registration

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The Educators of Color Leadership Community is continually adapting! 

We acknowledge the challenges our educators and districts are facing due to staffing and substitute teacher shortages. Additionally, we continue to be mindful of the impacts  of large in-person gatherings. 

FOR THE 2023-24 school year, there will be multiple opportunities to participate in the ECLC community: 

OPTION 1: Attend in person community building and culturally relevant professional development meetings with Educators of Color across Puget Sound! 

  11/1/23 @ Renton ESD Building 9am-3pm

   6/5/24 ALL of ECLC and guests @ Renton ESD Building 9am-3pm

Meetings generally include:
-community building
-group learning from a guests and each other
-affinity space (both racial and role alike)

OPTION 2: Attend Virtual Affinity Coaching Group Meetings which will be for those who are building their capacity for holding affinity spaces in their own district. Sessions will be 1.5 hrs long. Sessions 1-6 will be building capacity, with Session 7 creating an opportunity for those attending to invite other Educators of Color in their district to attend to have an affinity space faciliated by the cohort in the previous sessions. Previous affinity groups in ECLC spaces are listed below, and of course adapted to those who show up: 

Black/African American


Asian/Asian American

Indigenous/Native American/Pacific Islander

Multiracial/Multi Ethnic ("100 percent of everything I am")

OPTION 3: Attend Teach 4 Liberation meetings and invite an administrator (or other co-conspirator) to attend parallel meetings to build their capacity for supporting Educators of Color.

  *Tentative Schedule*
Launch: 12/7/23 (11am-3pm)
Session 1: 1/18/24 (12pm-3pm)
Session 2: 3/14/24 (12pm-3pm)
Session 4: 5/16/24 (12pm-3pm)
Session 5: 6/5/24 (9am-3pm) *in concert with ECLC 

OPTION 4: Virtually DROP-IN to check in, ask questions, share ideas, or just say hi! 

  Drop-in 1: 1/17/24
  Drop-in 2: 2/28 /24
  Drop-in 3: 3/13/24
  Drop-in 4: 4/17/24
  Drop-in 5: 5/22/24

If you are NEW to ECLC, please complete the intake form (below) so that we can ensure you have the support in place to participate. If you are a previously enrolled participant, you do not need to complete the intake form UNLESS your supervisor has changed.

Questions? Contact Érica González Jones at

Principals, supervisors and participants: We are balancing the need to honor retention, support and relationship-building for our Black, Indigenous and Educators of Color with the reality of the substitute shortage.

If you cannot provide substitutes for your Educators of Color, please contact Eileen Yoshina about Option 5: 

ECLC in Your District will be tailored to your needs and schedule. There will be a fee for service (negotiable). 

An example: 

You might arrange for 3 90-minute sessions of ECLC for your district Educators of Color on a district or state PD day; or as an after school PD session, for which the district commits to compensate participants.

Regional ECLC members will facilitate sessions on topics relevant to Educator of Color growth and retention, which might include (but is not limited to): 

--Community Cultural Abundance

--Inter-generational wisdom and relationship building

--Healing ourselves and our communities from internalized racism

--Mentoring/resource-sharing/professional growth for BIPOC educators

--Topics co-created with your community! 

For more information, contact Eileen Yoshina at