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Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Staff

Recruit and retain staff from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations to better serve all students and staff by creating a diversely rich staff.


The DEI Team will search for opportunities to participate in job fairs and seeks to be a presence for recruitment of Centerville City Schools at colleges and universities.

The DEI team seeks to be involved in the process of interviewing potential teaching staff to search for candidates that demonstrate a capacity for culturally-responsive teaching. 

The DEI team will facilitate the Underrepresented Staff Advisory Board for the purpose of making recommendations to the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent

The DEI team is facilitating a mentoring program with students of color at Wright State University and is starting a partnership with Central State University and Centerville High School students to encourage enrollment in teacher education.

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Task Force Members

Eighteen administrators, teachers and support staff members from across the district participate on this task force. The group is led by DEI Core Team Members Cedric Tolbert and Georgeanna Wright.

Related Efforts

  • The Diverse Staff Alliance was formed to create a safe space for underrepresented staff.
  • Annual surveys evaluate school climate for all staff.
  • Two grants are supporting efforts to diversify our staff, which includes mentoring students of color in the education programs at Wright State University, Central State University and the University of Dayton.
  • Staff participation in recruitment fairs increased, and the DEI team collaborated to create a recruitment flyer.