Announcing the Teacher Diversity Recruitment Program

OCTELA has started a new program to recognize teachers of color throughout the state of Ohio. Read about the aims of the program below and how to apply. 

About the Program

As our country’s population and our discreet and collective student bodies continue to diversify, it is important that the teaching staff reflect the same level of cultural diversity. It is imperative that OCTELA’s attention is drawn to the very present need to increase the number of highly qualified teachers of color in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Ohio in English Language Arts and across all content areas.

Through the Teacher Diversity Recruitment Program, OCTELA is seeking to identify and recognize teachers of color, whose very presence, is making a difference in their school and enriching the lives of the student body, especially to students from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds.

Read about the requirements and how to apply HERE.