The Tennessee Tribune, 7/13/23

Dr. Diarese George, Founder and Executive Director of the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance (TECA) envisions a future where the teaching profession in Tennessee is as diverse as the students they are teaching.  For George, the organization was born from his personal experience as a teacher. He notes “for many of my former students, I was the first teacher of color they had ever experienced.” He sought to change that. According to their mission TECA hopes to “provide high-quality programming and networking opportunities to support and retain educators of color across the state of Tennessee.”