Oregon Educator Advancement Council seeks new directors

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Oregon’s Educator Advancement Council is seeking new directors for 2021-2023 

Created in 2017 by the Legislature (SB 182), and in collaboration with local, state, and tribal partners, the Educator Advancement Council (EAC) aims to support Oregon to achieve high quality, well-supported, and culturally-responsive public educators in every classroom.

Towards this goal, the EAC advises, invests in, and provides strategic leadership to statewide initiatives dedicated to creating the conditions for the empowerment, support, and diversification of Oregon’s educator workforce. 

The EAC strives to have a Council that is racially, ethnically, culturally, and/or linguistically diverse and reflective of Oregon’s educators and students.

Currently, the EAC is accepting applications to fill four director vacancies who represent urban, suburban, rural, and remote communities: 

  • Federally-recognized tribe of this state
  • Oregon public high school, practicing teacher
  • Oregon public elementary, practicing teacher
  • Oregon public K-12 educator 

Individuals interested in applying for one of the director positions can find more information and apply on the EAC website.

The application deadline is September 27, 2021.

Currently, the Council directs over $80 million in funding for multiple initiatives, including:

  • Implementation of the ten Regional Educator Networks (REN) to prioritize and enhance educators’ access to professional learning and supports driven by educator need;
  • Oregon Teacher Scholars and Oregon Administrator Scholars Programs to help achieve purposes of the Educator Equity Act, including scholarships, mentoring, networking and other resources for diverse teacher and administrator candidates;
  • Statewide grants for Grow Your Own educator partnerships, which recruit, prepare, and support diverse educator candidates in local communities;
  • Establishing the Indigenous/Tribal Educator Institute to recruit and retain American Indian educators;
  • Establishing statewide opportunities for professional learning on anti-racism and racial justice for current educators; and
  • Supporting and advising on policy recommendations related to educator preparation and licensure in partnership with the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and the state’s educator preparation programs.
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