Dr. Diarese George
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr. Diarese George is the founder and executive director of the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance (TECA), an organization focused on developing, supporting, and connecting educators of color with decision-making power who shape, create, and influence policy. Recruiting, retaining, and providing mentorship and leadership pathways for educators of color are by products of this work. More recently, TECA was instrumental in advocating for the unanimous adoption of Tennessee’s statewide Educator Diversity policy which requires each district to set recruitment and retention goals for educators of color in relation to the students of color they serve. Previously, he served as the Director of Recruitment for the Nashville Teacher Residency where his primary focus was recruiting more people of color to the education profession. Prior to that, he taught for five years as a high school teacher, with a focus on business. Additionally, he has completed several education leadership fellowships that focused on the intersection of policy and advocacy, and serves on several councils, boards, and committees statewide. Dr. George holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Corporate Communications from Austin Peay State University. He also received an MBA and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University.