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Coming soon, the PSESD Diverse Educator Pathways team will be hosting a series of podcast interviews with educational leaders in our region. The podcast will focus on topics that represent our various programs that support BIPOC Educator retention and leadership. Our approach to educator diversity is to center the wellbeing of our BIPOC educators so that they have the resources and support necessary for their continued flourishing throughout their entire career journey, from pre-service through certification, new educator induction through retention in the field to professional growth and leadership. We are committed to focusing on the support of our educators of color AND on creating authentic relationship with partners in the systems that support them (institutes of higher education and school districts) as we work collectively to create systems that value the wisdom and talent of our educators.

We believe that by nourishing an ecosystem of support for Black, Indigenous and Educators of Color, we will be creating the conditions our children of color need to thrive and succeed. We nurture and sustain the relationships with our partners that encourage and support people of color to become the educators we need. Our partners—including institutions of higher education, school districts, mentors, principal, and most importantly, our BIPOC educators themselves—are all vital to that goal. Our BIPOC educators’ wisdom drives our action—by listening to them, we will be able to nourish the systemic conditions needed for our systems to become racially just and humanizing for all our students. Stay tuned to hear our stories.