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Updates from TECA
TECA's E3 Awards Dinner Was a Success!
The E3: Elevating Excellence in Education (E3) Awards Dinner celebrated teachers across the state of Tennessee. It was a night full of fun, celebration, and networking. We can't wait to do it again next year.
We're in the business of Educators.
We believe in systems that promote equitable outcomes and excellence in education.
Educators of color need a shared, elevated voice and a stronger presence to help craft these types of strong accountability systems that we know ultimately lead to improved outcomes for students of diverse backgrounds.
To make this happen, we engage and convene educators of color with opportunities to fellowship, develop layers of mentorship, and explore leadership opportunities.
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Our Latest News
Tennessee Tribune Spotlights TECA
July 14, 2023
Dr. Diarese George, Founder and Executive Director of the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance (TECA) envisions a future where the teaching profession in Tennessee is as diverse as the students they are teaching.
TECA Ascender Tydarius Blackwell graduates from Call Me MiSTER Program
April 19, 2023
The Call Me MiSTER® (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program was founded originally at Clemson University in 2000. Call Me MiSTER® is a teacher leadership program that provides the participants, who are entitled "Call Me MiSTER® Scholars," with the tools necessary to succeed as pre-service teachers.
TECA hosts Inagural Day on the Hill
March 27, 2023
TECA Director of Strategic Partnerships Christiane Buggs spearheaded our first ever Day on the Hill. Click the button below to view photos from that historic day.