Reaping What We Sow

Enriching the Soil to Cultivate and Sustain Culturally-Relevant and Sustaining Educators in Pennsylvania

Join us on June 22nd and 23rd for our second virtual Educator Diversity Summit.

Check out the programming for each day below and register! Space is limited.

Virtual Summit 2021

Purpose:  The purpose of the Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium Summit is to engage members and educational stakeholders in important dialogues about the future of educator diversity in Pennsylvania and to elevate a shared vision, new opportunities, and tools needed to mobilize, prioritize, and take actionable steps towards increasing the number of Black, Latinx, and culturally-relevant and sustaining educators in Pennsylvania.


Objectives / Goals: Participants of the 2021 Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium Summit will be able to:

  • Examine the vital role of the preparation, recruitment, hiring, and retention of highly effective, culturally relevant and sustaining PreK-20 educators as foundational to dismantling systemic racism across Pennsylvania ecosystems.

  • Identify how local education agencies (LEAs), institutions of higher education (IHEs), and community-based organizations (CBOs) can utilize data to examine trends, assess challenges, and set goals for increasing educator diversity locally, regionally, and state-wide.

  • Center the voices and experiences of Black and Latinx students and educators in identification of action steps related to the need for culturally relevant and sustaining education, teacher effectiveness, and equity and diversity in the educator workforce.

  • Explore various strategies and tools for implementation of the Consortium’s culturally-relevant and sustaining education competencies, as well as initiatives related to the recruitment, mentorship, and retention of Black and Latinx teachers.


  • Participants gain and share knowledge with colleagues as collaborators in PEDC work. 

  • Participants identify an idea, strategy, or plan to take action.

  • Participants engage in the discussion regarding increasing educator diversity and its role in dismantling systemic racism.

  • Participants are invited to contribute to the work of the PEDC.


Tuesday, June 22nd

Eric Duncan from

The Education Trust

Student Panel

Educators Fishbowl

Culturally-Relevant and Sustaining Education Competencies and Concurrent Sessions


Wednesday, June 23rd

Dr. Heather Bennett from Pennsylvania School Board Association

Policy Panel

David Lapp, Saxon Nelson, and Sharif El-Mekki

Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Summit Materials

Kizzy Morris' Overview of the Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium

YouTube recording

Slide deck

Dr. Donna-Marie Cole-Malott's Overview of the

Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Education (CR-SE) Competencies

YouTube recording

Slide deck

The CR-SE Competencies

Kizzy Morris' Overview of PEDC Summit Day 1

YouTube recording

Slide deck:

Concurrent Sessions

1.5 Using the CR-SE self-assessment rubric to create more equitable, diversity-valuing spaces in education

Dr. Tamara Sniad, Dr. Megeara Mabry, Dr. Sarah Eckert

Slide deck

Rubric example

Rubric uses share-out