Educators of Color Leadership Community

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`"Mine is an educated Kingdom." - Kauikeaouli, King Kamehameha III

New Learning Opportunity!

Paraeducators and Instructional Assistants who are interested in becoming Future Educators are invited to join school districts through the region for a Future Educators Virtual Resource Fair April 21st 4:00-6:00pm. The fair is here to get you the information and connections you need to know your options to become a Teacher. This program is specifically for our Multicultural and Multilingual Educators to build a workforce that reflects our students and families.

Register Today At No Cost!


Grow Your Own Initiative

This event is a part of the regional Grow Your Own (GYO) programs that are highly collaborative, community-rooted, and provide intensive supports including recruiting, developing, placing, and retaining diverse educators. GYO programs also dismantle institutional racism, work towards educational equity, and improve academic outcomes for all students. This program is a partnership between Puget Sound ESD and Professional Educators Standards Board and regional school districts including Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Tukwila, Seattle. Learn more about GYO.

Future Educators Fair Agenda Flyer

Please note: ECLC is a THREE YEAR commitment.
Year 1: Community building, leadership development
Year 2: Strengthening leadership role and relationships with administrators/central offices
Year 3: Serving as a coach/leader mentor for educators of color within your own district, with ongoing support from your cohort and PSESD.

Enrollment for the 2020-21 ECLC is now open.  Please use the links below to complete your application by October 7th, 2020

If you are a previously enrolled participant, you do not need to complete the intake form. If your supervisor has changed, please have your new supervisor fill out an assurance form and the supervisor form. Questions? Contact Eileen Yoshina

Teacher Intake Form  Supervisor Form

Assurances Form

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact:

Eileen Yoshina
Director-Equity in Education
Puget Sound Educational Service District
800 Oakesdale Ave. SW Renton, WA 98057
(425) 917-7882