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Sharif El-Mekki
Sharif El-Mekki

Sharif El-Mekki is a former principal and the founder of the Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, PA.


6 Strategies for Bringing More Educators of Color to Your Team

This is part of a series on recruiting and retaining teachers of color, presented in collaboration with leader Sharif El-Mekki. The first post, on focusing on the prerequisites for recruitment, can be found here.  By now, most school leaders are familiar with the research that all students benefit when they learn from Black educators and […]

Reimagining Education: To bring more Black educators into our schools, let’s focus on the prerequisites for recruitment

Sharif El-Mekki is a former principal and the founder of the Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, PA. This is part of our series on reimagining education. I was a principal at Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker in Philadelphia for many years. We took to heart the concept of windows and mirrors, decorating our walls with […]