Advancing a Diverse Future

Recruiting and Retaining Educators of Color in Los Angeles County



The Greater LA Education Foundation hosted a webinar on Monday, Nov. 30, to present findings from a forthcoming publication that combines local data, national research, and interviews with county educators and leaders to show the need for more educators of color in LA County, and how the community can work together to meet that need. The webinar also featured perspectives from education leaders who spoke to the importance of and dynamics that influence recruitment and retention of educators of color.


  • Dr. Pedro Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education
  • Dr. Daniel Lee, Deputy Superintendent of Equity, California Department of Education
  • Dr. John Garcia, President, Greater LA Education Foundation – Moderator
  • Dr. Kathryn Edwards, Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • Dr. Annamarie Francois, Executive Director, UCLA Center X
  • Mary Nicely, Senior Policy Advisor to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education
  • Dr. Mayra Lara, Associate Director of Educator Engagement, The Education Trust-West

Click HERE to view a recording of the webinar. Password: 08X*WY8P

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