Professionals in leadership roles in education in Brazil today do not reflect the country’s diverse face. While women are the vast majority of teachers and principals, they are less than a third of the state district leaders in office today. 89% of the current state district leaders can be considered white, while over half of Brazilians self-identify as black or mixed race. Ensina Brasil recruits and places diverse leaders in classrooms for two-year teaching fellowships in public schools serving vulnerable communities in Brazil. The organization’s proactive approach to diversity and inclusion make it a promising pipeline for diverse leadership talent.
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