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Improving and Diversifying the Teacher Pipeline

Monday, May 24, 2021

Time 3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Eastern Time / 2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Central Time

Location: Virtual


This webinar highlights research takeaways and actionable strategies to help states and teacher preparation programs to build stronger, more diverse teacher pipelines. REL Midwest shares key findings from the study Understanding the Teacher Pipeline for Indiana’s K–12 Public Schools. Presenters from state education agencies and teacher preparation programs reflect on the study findings, barriers to entering and completing educator preparation programs, strategies to improve equity, and strategies to support different affinity groups.

Partnership: Midwest Alliance to Improve Teacher Preparation


  • Scott Bogan, Director of Higher Education and Educator Preparation Programs, Indiana Department of Education
  • Billie Jo Day, Ph.D., Researcher, REL Midwest
  • Rebecca Estes, Ph.D., Director of Leadership and Innovation, Indiana Department of Education
  • Sarah-Kate LaVan, Ph.D., Associate Director, Office of Educator Excellence, Michigan Department of Education
  • Leah Nellis, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, School of Education, Indiana University Kokomo
  • Kathryn Obenchain, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Learning, Engagement, and Global Initiatives and Professor, Purdue University
  • Max Pardo, Researcher, REL Midwest
  • Yinmei Wan, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, REL Midwest