Educators and Supervisor Registration

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The Educators of Color Leadership Community is 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 2021-22 school year, there will be multiple opportunities to participate in the ECLC community: 

Option 1: Attend virtual affinity group meetings which will be scheduled during the following days/times:

  11/3/21 and 11/5/21

   1/12/22 and 1/14/22

   3/23/22 and 3/26/22

   6/8/22 and 6/10/22

Affinity groups will be organized by ethnic/racial identity and by role. Sessions will be approximately 1 hr-90 minutes long. A schedule of affinity group meetings will be released in mid-October. Previous affinity groups have been: 

Black/African American


Asian/Asian American

Indigenous/Native American/Pacific Islander

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


Affinity groups by role: 

Special Education Educators

Equity Leads

New teachers


Family engagement specialists


Affinity groups can be added as participant interest grows, so share your ideas! 


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. Please have your new supervisor fill out an assurance form and the supervisor form.

Questions? Contact Eileen Yoshina


OPTION 2: ECLC in Your District

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 2: 

This year, we will offer an opportunity to create district-specific meetings for ECLC facilitated by ECLC members and Eileen Yoshina, Director of Equity in Education at PSESD. 

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