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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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We are committed to ensuring educators of color are exposed to leadership opportunities locally and across the state and nation. 


We believe that pre-service and in-service educators of color in Tennessee can benefit from exposure and mentorship from other educators of color. We are committed to bridging this gap.


Educators of color need spaces to convene socially, academically, and professionally. We are committed to ensuring that educators of color in Tennessee stay connected.

Our Leadership

Dr. Diarese George

Founder & Executive Director

Executive Director at Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance

Sylvia Flowers

TECA Executive Board Member

Independent Consultant

Derrick Williams

TECA Executive Board Member

Metro Nashville Public Schools

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. 

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