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Diverse & Learner-Ready Teachers (DLRT) Initiative

Logo: DLRT. New Jersey’s Diverse & Learner-Ready Teachers Initiative. Five circles of different colors representing the state’s ethnoracial diversity next to the outline of the state of New Jersey.The CCSSO’s Diverse and Learner-Ready Teachers Initiative is a network of ten states that will connect with each other and experts in the field to receive individualized support as they create plans to address teacher diversity in their states.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has partnered with education preparation providers, school districts, schools, and educator associations to build this initiative.

DLRT Team Members

Tonya Breland

Tonya Breland

Director, Office of Professional Learning
New Jersey Department of Education

Tanisha Davis

Tanisha Davis

Director, Office of Recruitment, Preparation & Induction
New Jersey Department of Education

Elizabeth Fernandez-Vina

Elizabeth Fernandez-Vina

Educator Preparation & Data Specialist
New Jersey Department of Education

Kwame Floyd

Kwame Floyd

Strategic Operations
New Jersey Department of Education

Sean Fry

Sean Fry

Director of Personnel & Administrative Services
Lawrence Public Schools

Stacey Leftwich

Stacey Leftwich

Executive Director, Office of Educator Support & Partnerships
Rowan University College of Education

Gary Melton

Gary Melton

Associate Director, Executive Office
New Jersey Education Association

Scott Oswald

Scott Oswald

Superintendent
Collingswood Borough
Oaklyn Borough Public Schools

Sean M. Spiller

Sean M. Spiller

Vice President
New Jersey Education Association

Clifford Williams

Clifford Williams

Vice Principal
Lawrence High School


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