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Resources for Future Black Teachers

Resources for Future Black Educators

Supportive communities, tailored teaching programs, financial aid, and more. Teaching is more than a profession—teachers shape lives.
Join forces with othersFind a teaching program

Resources for Future Black Educators

Supportive communities, tailored teaching programs, financial aid, and more. Teaching is more than a profession—teachers shape lives.
Join forces with othersFind a teaching program

A diverse teaching workforce can help change the country's narratives around race and culture and improve education for all students—especially students of color. If you're thinking about becoming a teacher, check out these resources for future Black educators.

When students have teachers who reflect their racial identity, they see a whole range of benefits—from higher math and reading scores to higher college attendance and graduation. Here's where we are now.
  • 9%

    U.S. teachers identify as Black

  • 18%

    of Houston students identify as Black

  • 13%

    of TX teachers identify as Black

  • 2%

    of U.S. teachers identify as Black males

Two Extraordinary Black Educators

  • Angela Moss is a Special Education teacher at Francis Elementary in Aldine ISD. She is also a graduate from Prairie View A&M University.  

    "My students inspire me every day to be a better person. It is important for me to show my students that their disabilities don’t define who they are. I enjoy finding new ways for my students to learn. I never want them to feel incapable of learning because they learn differently from others. I hope to continue making positive changes in my students' lives."

     

  • Jason Ester has known he wanted to be a teacher since the 2nd grade. Jason is currently a 2nd Grade Math and Science teacher at Marcella Elementary in Aldine ISD. 

    “I knew the minute I stepped into my 2nd grade classroom I was going to be greeted by Ms. Kerr and her contagious smile. The level of joy she brought to learning pushed me to want to become a teacher. I want my students to experience the joy of learning and having a teacher who truly cares.”

Be the Change: The Impact of Black Teachers and How You Can Join the Profession

Learn about the impact of Black teachers from three phenomenal educators in the recorded "Be the Change" webinar event. View the video, get the data, hear amazing stories and feel empowered to make your next move.
 
 
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