For many, the work required in educating a student begins in the early moments of planning for and teaching a young person a concept, and the fruit of their labor manifests when they see the first glimpse of understanding in their student’s face.
For our team, the work begins long before these moments and ultimately ensures such instances occur as often as they should. Our work lives in the tough exchanges that challenge us all to approach education with a posture of serving all students rather than a select group. It’s in ensuring sufficient funding is available and that financing the next generation’s future through education is seen as a responsibility rather than an option. Our work lives in the advancement of solutions that consider students from varying income backgrounds and racial communities as well as systems leaders who hold equity as a priority in their districts. In order to close the opportunity gaps occurring disproportionately across Black, Brown and low-income communities, it’s in ensuring that only the most talented and passionate educators are matched with the students with the greatest need.