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The Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium (PEDC) presents

Reaping What We Sow: Enriching the Soil to Cultivate and Sustain Culturally Relevant and Anti-Racist Educators in Pennsylvania

VIRTUAL SUMMIT: JUNE 22 & 23, 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021: 

8:30 AM: Bring Your Own Coffee, Conversation and Networking

8:45 AM – 2:30 PM: Virtual Summit

Wednesday, June 23, 2021:

8:30 AM: Bring Your Own Coffee, Conversation and Networking

8:45 AM – 2:30 PM: Virtual Summit


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.
A detailed agenda will be emailed to registrants in advance of the Summit and more details will be added here as they’re confirmed. Please check for updates! 
Anyone with questions about the Summit or the Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium can contact:


Juliet Curci, Ph.D.
PEDC Co-Founder and Facilitator
Assistant Dean of College Access and Persistence
Temple University | College of Education and Human Development 
Kizzy Morris, ABD, MPM
PEDC Co-Founder
University Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Cheyney University