Through their goal of transforming the teaching profession and increasing the cadre of educators and administrators in P12, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) has partnered with University of Phoenix (UOPX) to examine the current trajectories of Black male educators as they enter into and advance within school settings.
Each year, NNSTOY recruits dynamic Black male teachers, P-12 administrators, and higher education professionals for participation in their year-long fellowship – the Outstanding Black Male Fellowship – and provides a forum for discussion of key issues relevant to the professional development and advancement of Black male educators in P-12 education.
In a new white paper, NNSTOY critically examines the career trajectories of Black male educators from three perspectives: recruitment, retention, and mobility. Throughout this document, they incorporate the insights, observations, and opinions of dynamic fellows from the Outstanding Black Male Fellowship, using reflective quotes and personal narratives. The focused dialogue presents recommendations for future initiatives, models, and actions supporting Black males in education.