This Teacher Believes That Leadership Begins in the Classroom
Teach For America alum Melissa Rowland finds education to be a rewarding experience because she loves to see her students grow. After 10 years in the classroom, she hopes to serve as a school administrator in the near future.
How a 24-year-old Educator Became a Principal
Kenneth Gorham shares his journey toward taking on administration roles and how the education system can support young teachers as they move into leadership.
Want to Support Education Leaders of Color? Help Them With Fundraising
To support Black women who want to open new schools, organizations should teach them how to raise money and introduce them to grantors and other potential donors.
Season 2, Episode 5: Nuestra Comunidad (Our Community)
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with Amanda Fernandez, CEO and founder of Latinos for Education (L4E), and Jay Alvarez, a high school educator and participant in L4E’s Latinx Teachers’ Fellowship, about increasing opportunities and breaking down barriers for Latinx educators and students.
A Key to Native Students’ Success: Making the Teaching Profession a Home for Native Educators
Teachers and leaders across the Teach For America network are supporting Native students’ success by innovating approaches to recruiting and retaining Native educators.
Creating Schools Where Black Male Teachers Can Thrive
Black men make up only 2 percent of the U.S. public school teaching force and have a high turnover rate. How can districts attract and retain more Black male educators?
What Will It Take to Create New Career Pathways for Latinx Educational Leaders?
What are the best ways to improve opportunities for advancement for Latinx teachers who aspire to become principals and superintendents?
Season 2, Episode 3: A Black Man’s Classroom
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with leaders and educators from Brothers Liberating Our Communities (BLOC) in Kansas City, MO about making teaching a sustainable career for Black men.
Season 2, Episode 2: Homegrown Leaders
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with leaders and educators from Nashville Teacher Residency (NTR) in Nashville, TN to explore how the next generation of teachers may already be working within our schools.
Changing Course Season 2: How BIPOC Leaders Flourish
Host Jonathan Santos Silva (South Dakota ‘10) will sit down with innovative nonprofits from across the country that are committed to attracting, training, and retaining BIPOC educators. Each episode will feature thoughtful conversations about how organizations are investing in and providing careers where BIPOC staff can flourish.