10 Years of IMPACT

In this issue:
Effectively recruiting, preparing, and retaining K-12 teachers and leaders to educate children in public schools from working class communities of color is both a national imperative and a pervasive challenge. With a nationally growing teacher shortage, a widening teacher diversity gap, and perpetual achievement gap for students of color, critical teacher educators have taken up the challenge of preparing the next generation of social justice K-12 teachers committed to working in public schools serving working class communities of color. In this issue of the xChange, we highlight and share resources from 10 years of our teacher residency program called Inspiring Minds of a Professional Alliance of Community Teachers or IMPACT that sought to address this imperative and challenge through rigorous and justice-minded teacher preparation.

Editors
Jarod Kawasaki, Jamie Gravell, Jo Ann Isken, & Annamarie Francois

Published
Spring 2022

Artist Bio
Ryan Furuya is a Los Angeles-based graphic designer and photographer with over 19 years of experience in print and web medias. His extensive client list includes companies such as Jaguar Land Rover North America, Automobili Pininfarina, Allegiant Stadium/Las Vegas Raiders, and Nisei Week Foundation in industries including food and beverage, travel and tourism, automotive manufacturers, and more. Ryan’s work can be found at www.rayngraphics.com, or on Facebook and Instagram (@rayngraphicsandphotowerks).