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Who Gets to Teach? #communityrepresention

At South Bronx Community, community representation matters to us: more than 85% of our staff are people of color and 1/3 call the Bronx home. We are redefining teacher pipelines and pathways into education by hiring talented youth development professionals, one for every teacher. Through our innovative staffing model we elevate social and emotional learning and leveraging collaboration and cross-training to ensure that every student graduates ready to lead in college, community and career.

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  1. Examine an alternate teacher pipeline utilized by a school in the Bronx to ensure strong community representation and diverse skill sets
  2. Discuss how leadership and staffing strategy impact the school community
  3. Assess how valuing SEL (not only in word, but in systems and structures) alongside academic learning impacts students' college and career readiness



Natalie Ferrell, Co-Founder & Youth Development Director, South Bronx Community Charter High School

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