3rd annual ‘Man the Shore Summit’ looks to address recruitment/retention strategies for educators of color


PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- One local HBCU is bringing back an event with a goal of increasing diversity in the classroom and support for educators.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Education Department will host the third annual Man the Shore Summit.

Panelists will include industry professionals, college students, and high school students interested in the field of education.

Organizers tell 47ABC although research shows that men of color make up less than 2% of teachers in the classroom, that same group is more likely to assume the role of educators amongst all men.

We’re told the focus now must be on strengthening recruitment and retention efforts. “Identifying what are the supports and the environments that can be put in place to make sure that these individuals who are in schools get the appropriate support and spaces so that they can thrive and stay in the profession,” UMES Hazel Professional of Education Dr. Richard Warren said.

“Come in, sit, and listen. You can ask questions or even take notes to really come up with a plan that you can take back to your school district to start the process of recruiting, supporting and retaining your teachers of color.”

The event will be Thursday, December 8th in UMES’ Student Services Center from 6-7:30 p.m.

To register, click here

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