NAKIA Academy for WEA-Sammamish UniServ Council Members
While our state is working to attract educators of color, we know many novice BIPOC educators feel isolated, frustrated and are departing their careers within the first few years. Building from a place of abundance, we have created the NAKIA Academy, a mentoring and leadership academy by BIPOC and open to BIPOC. The purpose of NAKIA Academy is to keep newer educators in the field by identifying and training veteran BIPOC educators who can support, mentor, guide, and build with the next generation of BIPOC leaders. Do the following statements accurately describe you?
· I am passionate about guiding beginning educators and I wish I could have connected with people who looked like me as mentors when I was beginning my career.
· I am dedicated to making sure those who are beginning their education careers are going to practice their work through a lens of race, social and economic justice for all.
· I believe that healthy social/emotional support for all educators, but newer ones, is a key indicator of success.
If these descriptions resonate and you are highly motivated to build powerful mentorship skills that will greatly impact the field of education for years to come, NAKIA Academy is for you.