Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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This is an online webinar using the Zoom Meeting Platform.  Connection details will be provided once you are registered.



Eric Yarwood 
Education Collaborative of WNY 

East Ed & EdCo Webinar on Hiring for Diversity


Join us to learn more about how to recruit and retain traditionally underrepresented faculty and staff at your school. Utilizing proven strategies as well as best practices, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your current process and to develop more effective strategies for thef uture.

While many schools have expressed interest in creating a more diverse pool of applicants and hiring traditionally underrepresented candidates, we are more successful when we work together as a cohort. This is an exciting time for EdCo schools to collaborate. We know that children’s achievement is connected to the quality of their relationships with their teachers. When children see people who look like them in positions of power and authority, they have a greater sense of school belonging and academic achievement improves.

Additional takeaways:

  • Matrix created by East Ed for analyzing your school’s current levels of diversity, e.g. racial/ethnic, gender identity/expression, years of experience, etc. to set goals and priority areas/departments
  • Workbook with the Five Phases of Hiring for Diversity
  • Digital library with resources focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in hiring
  • Networking for effective hiring
  • On-going partnership with East Ed as your school enhances its hiring process


Randolph Carter, founder and director of Eastern Educational Resource Collaborative (East Ed), works with districts, independent schools, colleges, and communities to increase equity, promote diversity pedagogy, and implement strategic processes for growth and development. East Ed’s programming includes student leadership conferences, job fairs, climate assessments, professional development seminars, and parent education.

Jen Cort, is a clinical therapist who has served as an assistant lower school principal, middle school principal, and counselor in lower, middle and upper school. For the past four years Jen has worked with schools around the country on revising and strengthening advisory programs and deepening their connection to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Jen has proudly worked with East Ed for the past six years and is pleased to work together to further the project on equity, diversity, inclusion, and diversity in hiring.