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Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson is an equity strategist, creative entrepreneur, and Marketing Project Manager at Education Elements. Prior to joining Education Elements Jessica has worked with non-profits, academic institutions, and creative brands to promote equity and social justice with an imaginative approach. A Truman Scholar, Jessica holds a B.A. in African & African American studies from Stanford University with a dual focus in education policy & identity, diversity and aesthetics. She has spent time teaching at the middle and high school level in South Africa and has worked with organizations like the Children's Defense Fund, Mikva Challenge and The Resilience Project to advocate for Black and Brown children and innovate education. When she is not writing and working toward educational equity, you can find her singing about social justice under the alias “Jessica Lá Rel”. You can find more about her work at jessicalarel.com.

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Equity  |  School Leadership  |  Teacher Retention

9 Things That Matter When Hiring Black Teachers

This year has exacerbated the national crisis of staffing in schools. Attrition was already a looming challenge, but with all of the changes in education this year alone teachers are leaving schools and the profession en masse. That, combined with the racial reckoning taking place this year has prompted many leaders to reflect on their hiring processes and look for ways to recruit more Black teachers. If you are looking to diversify your teacher workforce or are assessing your hiring process, here are 9 things you must consider.

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