Date: Feb 7th, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The State of Black Educators Symposium

This symposium was created for people/organizations interested in the recruitment, development, support, and mentoring of Black educators.
About this Event
The State of Black Educators Symposium is a free event designed for attendees to network, share/review resumes, learn, and be inspired by area leaders.

Symposium schedule:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking with Vendors

School Districts
Post-secondary Institutions
Urban League
Other organizations
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The State of Black Educators Symposium


Dr. Darryl Diggs - Assistant Principal/Co-founder of BMESTL

Dr. Art McCoy - Superintendent

Dr. Tony Robinson - Superintendent
Dr. Sharonica Hardin - Superintendent
Dr. John Simpson - Superintendent
Dr. Curtis Cain - Superintendent
Dr. Karen Hall - Superintendent
Dr. Margie Vandeven - Commissioner of Education
Connection Session

Sacred Thread
Award Recognition

Panel Discussion

Dr. Candice Carter Oliver - Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Joseph Davis - Superintendent
Dr. Chris Kilbride - Superintendent
Dr. Carla Addoh - Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Amy Zielinski - Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Howard Fields - Principal/Co-founder of BMESTL
*This information has not been finalized and is subject to change.

Speaking topics include:

Recruiting, developing, supporting and mentoring Black Educators
Being an ally for Black Educators
Self-Care and Social-Emotional Support for Black educators
Career advancement tips & strategies
Organizational Diversity vs Inclusivity
Being the only Black educator in a space
If you are a current, former, or future Black educator OR if you are tasked with assisting in the recruitment, development, support, and mentoring of current and future Black educators, you have a responsibility to attend.

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This event is being brought to you by Black Males in Education St. Louis (BMESTL), in collaboration with Educational Conduits L.L.C.