This blog post was written by Dr. Sherita Flake, Senior Professorial Lecturer, City Teaching Alliance MAT Program Director at American University. She is scheduled to present her Deep Dive session, The Black STEM Teacher Pipeline: Critical Reflection and Liberatory Action, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14.

Are you ready to challenge the norm and reimagine the future? I’m Dr. Sherita Flake, and I’m rallying educators, leaders, and advocates to a groundbreaking session, The Black STEM Teacher Pipeline: Critical Reflection and Liberatory Action. Let’s join forces and reshape the landscape of educator preparation for Black STEM educators.

For too long, our education system has echoed with calls for change yet remained static, leaving potential Black STEM teachers navigating systemic barriers. But what if we had the blueprint to change all that? Now, we’re not just talking about it – we’re diving into the heart of the matter.  Encounter firsthand the nuances, challenges, and potential for preparing Black STEM teachers as you are immersed in experiences, captivating stories, and a framework poised to redefine and liberate within the Black STEM teacher journey.

Why You Should Dive In:

Dynamic Framework Exploration: Interact with a pioneering conceptual framework crafted to reenergize and reinvent educator preparation for Black STEM educators.

Shape the Future: Imagine a world where the preparation for Black STEM teachers isn’t just adequate—they’re exceptional. Let’s lay down the stepping stones!

Transformative Reflection: Engage in real-time critical reflection processes, where every thought, question, and revelation takes center stage.

Unified Momentum: Harness the collective wisdom, energy, and aspirations of attendees to initiate palpable change and liberatory action.

With two decades of rich experience in K-12 education, I’ve seen the gaps, felt the challenges, and been part of the transformations. And trust me, we’re on the brink of something monumental! This session won’t be your typical lecture – it’s an interactive, engaging movement where every voice counts.

Join the Movement: Be a pivotal part of redefining Black STEM teacher preparation and setting the stage for a brighter, more inclusive future in STEM education.

Further Exploration:

Flake, S. (2023). When We Thrive: Exploring the Identities of Black Stem Teachers During Their Teacher Preparation Experience (Order No. 30310222). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2794424103).

Flake, S.  (2023). The power of Identity, community, and the right fit. The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching7(1). Retrieved from

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