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Strategy D

Develop and build systemic strategies for recruiting and retaining staff of color

Related directions recommended in inter-district work sessions.

• Structure and support robust pathways and strategies to increase staff of color

• Institute holistic strategies/systems for diverse teacher development, recruiting, hiring and retention

• Build systemic strategies for recruiting and retaining staff of color

Phase 1

     A. Encourage and recruit students to enter the profession

     B. Establish affinity groups for teachers of color

     C.  Add questions related to cultural competence and racial consciousness in hiring interviews

     D. Activate reflection on the message of careers in education at all levels

Phase II

     E. Engage higher education in expanding teachers of color and tap into colleges as partners

     F. Change the narrative and expand proactive messages to promote careers in education

     G.  Gain headway in alternative pathways for teacher licensure

Desired Outcomes

     • Larger pool of candidates

     • Support for retaining of teachers of color

     • Hiring of all teachers that are culturally competent

     • System-wide awareness and collaboration in increasing teachers of color

     • Teacher training committed to increasing teachers of color

     • Expand the ranks of teachers and staff of color

AMSD hosted a strategy session on Jan. 14, 2019 for Reimagine Minnesota Strategy Session D: Recruitment and Retention: Developing and Building Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Staff of Color.

Monday, January 14, 2019

9 AM – 12:00 PM

Sourcewell (Formerly TIES) Conference Center

1640 Larpenteur Avenue West, Falcon Heights

9:00 | Welcome and Overview

  •      Superintendent Ed Graff, Minneapolis Public Schools

9:10 | Minneapolis Public Schools Equity and Diversity Impact Assessment: Findings and Action Plan

  •      Eric Moore, Chief of Accountability, Research, and Equity & Interim Chief of Academics, MPS
  •      Maggie Sullivan, Chief of Human Resources, MPS

10:00 | Break

10:10 | Grow Your Own Teacher Residency Programs – Short Presentations

  •      Megan McAllister, District 916
  •      Danaya Franke, Saint Paul Public Schools
  •      Stanley Brown, Hopkins Public Schools
  •      Jenny Loeck, Roseville Area Schools

11:10 | Recruiting and Retention

  •      Rose Chu, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership
  •      Jean Lubke, Equity Alliance MN
  •      Regina Seabrook, Equity Alliance MN
  •      Paula O’Loughlin, Equity Alliance MN
  •      Michele Carroll, Inver Grove Heights Schools

11:55 | Wrap up and Adjourn

  •      Superintendent Ed Graff, Minneapolis Public Schools