Public Education Learning Series: Increasing Diversity in Our Region’s Teacher Workforce

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
The Meyer Foundation
1250 Connecticut Ave, Suite 800
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Eligible to attend: All WRAG Members and non-member education funders.
Registration: WRAG Members, please register online. Non-member funders, please email Rebekah Seder, seder(at)


There is growing recognition of the critically important role that teachers of color play in improving educational outcomes for students of color. However, nationally, and here in our region, the teacher workforce doesn’t reflect the demographics of their classrooms. Join us to hear from Jacquelyn Davis, Partner, Human Capital, Education Forward DC and Dr. Constance Lindsay, Research Associate, Urban Institute, about the structural barriers impeding people of color from entering, staying, and growing in the teaching profession, and where opportunities exist to break down these barriers. Then, we will hear from a panel of practitioners about how they are addressing this challenge and the role that philanthropy and other stakeholders can play in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the sector.


  • Jacqueline Greer, Executive Director, DC, Urban Teachers
  • Brooke James, Dean, Relay Washington, DC
  • Mario Jovan Shaw, Co-Founder & Chief Programming Officer, Profound Gentlemen

WRAG's 2018 Public Education Learning Series is generously sponsored by