the coalition for diverse educators

Teacher Diversity Matters.



The Coalition for Diverse Educators (C4DE) is a community of leaders from teacher preparation programs, public schools, teacher pipeline nonprofit organizations, and higher education leaders dedicated to developing and recruiting teachers of color.

We are training and empowering young people of color to be the next generation of change-makers in classrooms across California.


Why Building a Strong Community for Recruiters is Important.

Burn-out is real—we know this first-hand. If we want to increase the number of highly-effective teachers of color, then we also need to retain talent/recruitment leaders. At the core of our work is building a strong community to work smarter, share knowledge, best practices, co-plan events, discuss real-time data, and brainstorm during our team #POWERHOUR. Institutional knowledge is a key strategy.

Our goal is to double the lifespan of a teacher recruiter to six years.

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We execute grassroots recruitment strategies that can be scaled across diverse organizations and districts.

We highlight the growing teacher-shortage crisis through workshops that build capacity and access to resources for young people of color.

We are a community of talent professionals and recruiters who work smarter, together.

We connect future and current educators of color to opportunities within schools and education-based organizations. We believe access and individualized support is key.