Teachers Like Me aims to increase the number of Black teachers by removing barriers to entry and providing the support needed to be effective and responsive to the academic and social needs of all students, specifically students of color.
Only 2% of teachers in the US
are Black males in public education
GETTING TO KNOW
TEACHERS LIKE ME
Dr. Trinity Davis, President and Founder of Teachers Like Me introduces the program and highlights the beginning of the 2021 School Year. Meet the Cohort of Students and Teachers that are part of TEACHERS LIKE ME.
WHY WE EXIST?
Teachers Like Me is an organization dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining Black teachers in public education in the Kansas City area.
School Year 2022-23
Teachers Like Me is focused on two groups of people: college of education graduates from partner universities and high school students to receive a bachelor's degree in education. Incentives to recruit the teachers include signing bonuses, relocation fees, affordable housing, and scholarships.
Teachers Like Me is focused on developing a strong instructional pedagogy with a culturally responsive lens. Teachers will be provided additional professional develop by Teachers Like Me to improve instructional practices.
Teachers remaining in their school and/or district will receive a retention bonus each year.
It's not enough to just be able to recruit and develop great teachers if we don't invest in filling the needs of those teachers and making sure that we retain them in our schools.