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Kurt Russell
Adrinda Kelly
Dr. Ian Buchanan

Our students need more diverse teachers.

Teachers of color represent 20% of US public schools, while students of color stand at 51%. (Pew Research Center)

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Educator Excellence

Hear inspirational Black teachers discuss the legacy of Black excellence in classrooms.

Teachers of color can improve the education of ALL students.

They are more likely to have higher expectations of students of color, confront issues of racism, develop trusting relationships and serve as advocates. (Urban League of Greater Kansas City)

Students have better outcomes when their teacher looks like them.

If a Black student has two Black teachers before the third grade, they are 32% more likely to go to college. (National Bureau of Economic Research)

TEACH can help you get there.

Future teachers can get free 1:1 advising, help finding a teaching program and financial assistance.

Hear from four dynamic educators as they discuss the impact of Black educators. Stay after the panel discussion to learn how you can continue the legacy with TEACH's personalized tools. Join other aspiring Black educators and get free resources to help you become a teacher!

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Ian Buchanan is president and CEO of Nia Education Group. His 30 years in education include being an assistant superintendent, managing director at Teach For America, high school math teacher and administrator.
Adrinda Kelly is the Founding CEO of BE NOLA (Black Education for New Orleans. Her leadership has been recognized nationally as a 2019 Pahara NextGen, 2021 Loyola Institute of Politics Fellow and Top Woman Nonprofit Leader by New Orleans City Business.
A 25-year veteran of the classroom, Kurt Russell is the 2022 National Teacher of the Year.
In addition to teaching history at Oberlin High School, he's also the head coach for the school’s varsity basketball team.

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Larry Irvin Jr.
Larry Irvin Jr., a 2021 TED Fellow, is the CEO and co-founder for Brothers Empowered to Teach (BE2T). As a former teacher and high school football coach, Larry has adopted those same values of education and community to create positive change through social entrepreneurship.