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Racial Justice

Our vision for Rockbridge County is of a community of all races and ethnicities who have equal voice, justice, access to resources, and opportunity.  Our community stands together in welcoming, respecting, connecting and promoting friendliness among ALL our residents.

Issue Coordinator:

Tinni Sen

tinnis.sen@gmail.com

For information about getting involved in the Racial Justice Coalition, please email the coordinator.

Want to become a teacher? New plan
can help you and Rockbridge students, too

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NAACP President Rev. Reginald Early with educator Irma Thompson, for whom the special Rockbridge County program to recruit teachers of color was named.

The Rockbridge NAACP's Irma Thompson Program is developing a new project to support the training of new teachers of color locally. 

 

The board of  the Irma Thompson Educators of Color is working to gauge community interest  for a career-switcher program.  Read about it here in a press release in the News Gazette, featured on the website for the Irma Thompson program. 

The program would combine training grants, individualized career guidance, and ongoing in-kind support. In return, teachers-to-be whose schooling is paid for by the program would commit to working in one of our three local school districts.

A provisional teaching license can be earned in under a year, depending on previous experience and education.

 

Current teaching jobs in the area start at $37,500 to $44,445. In addition, teachers work about 200 days a year, receive health insurance, participate in state retirement programs, and can qualify for additional benefits, such as additional paid career development training.

 

The form is intended to help the program committee determine the amount of interest for this kind of program in our area. The program is still under development. Filling out the form creates no obligation on your part.

Think you might like a teaching career? Click here

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Scanning the code here will lead you to a form where you can indicate your interest in the program sponsored by the Rockbridge NAACP

The Rockbridge NAACP's Irma Thompson Program is trying to guage community interest in  a new approach to recruit local residents to become  teachers of color. 

 

The form connected to the QR code above is intended to help the program committee determine the amount of interest for this kind of program in our area. The program is still under development. Filling out the form creates no obligation on your part.

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