Richland School District Two will host its PREMIER 100 Conference on February 10 & 11, 2023, in Columbia, SC. The PREMIER 100 Conference serves as the answer to the call of strategically recruiting and retaining minority male teachers. It is no secret that right now, less than 2 percent of teachers nationwide are minority males, all while the percentage of students of color continues to rise across the country. There is staggering data addressing the immediate need for minority males serving in the classrooms as teachers, mentors and role models. While Richland Two is above the national average at 6 percent of minority male educators in the district, we acknowledge that there is much work to be done to not only recruit but to develop and retain these important class of educators.
We hosted students and faculty from South Carolina's local colleges and universities, community leaders, paraprofessionals and current male educators of color who not only support our 'Male Teachers of Color Shaping the World' initiative but who also came together to uplift and intensify the conversation necessary to make our effort a community call to action.
Join us as we continue to answer the call to support minority male teachers who serve as both a mirror and window to the possibilities of who our ever-growing diverse student body can be. It's time to get in the game!
Who: Future & current male educators
What: The PREMIER 100 Conference
When: February 10, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. & February 11, 2023 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: R2I2 Conference Center
Why: Richland Two is dedicated to strategically recruiting and retaining minority male teachers to serve in the classrooms as teachers, mentors and role models.