Kennan Scott Is Juiced to Open His Own School

Kennan Scott is a civil engineer turned teacher with aspirations to someday open his own school. As a Northeastern graduate who spent over ten years in transportation engineering, Scott was ultimately encouraged to enter the classroom by his mother, a 31-year veteran teacher of New York Public Schools. Currently teaching Intro to Computer Science at West Oakland Middle School, Scott always knew he wanted to make a greater impact in his community.

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Talking about DEI: A Recruiter's Perspective

In recent years, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become one of the hot topics in education. Schools and other educational organizations have put greater emphasis on recruiting diverse talent and leaders of color. I sat down with Sinjin Jones, a leader of color making waves in Denver both as manager of recruitment for Rocky Mountain Prep, and leader of the Make Your Mark Task Force, a city-wide initiative to recruit more leaders of color to teach in Denver.

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How Diversity Optimizes Teamwork and Why You Should Care

It is a truism today in many professions that we should work hard to make sure that our organizations are diverse, particularly in the areas of race and ethnicity.  As search consultants we are always asked to find and court a diverse group of candidates, something to which particular importance is given for those of us working in education reform because we want our organizations - especially schools - to mirror the communities we serve.

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