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Increasing Educator Diversity Events

The CSDE-RESC Alliance Increasing Educator Diversity Recruitment Fair, co-sponsored by the Connecticut State Department of Education, will provide four interactive networking opportunities to help increase the racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of your schools.


This year we are holding several events that will give you access and a chance to meet educators throughout Connecticut, the New England region, and Puerto Rico, along with students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).

upcoming events

Career Fair @ CCSU Alumni Hall, New Britain, CT
Thursday, May 4, 2023
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for our in-person Increasing Educator Diversity Career Fair at CCSU in New Britain, CT. 

Career Fair @ WorkspaceCT, Bethel, CT
Thursday, May 11, 2023
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for our in-person Increasing Educator Diversity Career Fair at WorkspaceCT in Bethel, CT. 

Past event

Virtual Pre-Recruitment Fair

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

The CSDE-RESC Alliance Increasing Educator Diversity Virtual Pre-Recruitment Fair held on February 22, 2023 provided a professional development opportunity to school administrators and hiring managers to attend panel discussions and workshops to learn more about current efforts, strategies, policies and research to increase the diversity of the educator workforce in Connecticut. Please view the recorded sessions below


Welcome Remarks

Session I - Equitable Hiring Practices: How to Recruit and Retain Diverse Staff

This session will provide district and school staff with strategies to assist them in hiring educators of Color and to inform candidates about hiring practices and prepare them for interview questions.


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Session II - Equitable Retention Practices: How to Retain Diverse Staff

This session will provide strategies for school staff and leadership for retaining diverse staff members through the use of equitable and intentional practices and initiatives.

Moderator: ​

  • Panelists

Session III – Addressing the Teacher Shortage: What You Need To Know About Teacher Certification and Flexibility in Hiring

This session will focus on changes in requirements for certification that districts and candidates will need to know and will include a discussion of the teacher shortage areas in CT to inform candidates of important opportunities as well as other opportunities for cross-endorsements.


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Session IV – Resources Available to Support Educators of Color in Connecticut

This session will include a panel discussion highlighting resources available to Educators of Color and how to create a school environment that helps to retain those educators.


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Session V: Office Hours; Frequently asked questions about teaching in CT

This session will provide school staff and future educators with the opportunity to engage in a discussion around frequently asked questions related to teaching in Connecticut.

For more information, please contact CREC Resource Group at 860-524-4040, or

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