Diverse Teacher Initiative

Diverse educators can truly make a difference to our community and in the lives of students!  Gifts to the education department scholarship fund can help the department reach its goal of preparing a diverse population of teachers to work with the diverse population of students in Topeka and beyond! The education department is thoroughly dedicated to developing the highest quality educational experience for preschool to 12th drade in the state in Kansas. 

 

Providing the best preparation for future teachers is what the Washburn education department strives to accomplish each semester! With this in mind, it is known that students in primary grades thrive when led by strong and capable role models who help move them toward becoming knowledgeable and productive citizens in the future. The Washburn Diversity Education Advisory Council is comprised of faculty and community members dedicated to providing opportunities to prepare a diverse population of teachers to work with the diverse population of students in area elementary schools. The council’s vision is to “actively discover, develop, and support minority and other under-represented individuals desiring to become passionate and effective teachers, influencing the greater Topeka community and beyond”. 

The Need

Our goal is to welcome our first cohort of students into this unique program during the 2020-21 academic year. To do this, sufficient funding must be available to turn this dream into a reality for motivated and deserving individuals in our community. We are seeking support to provide tuition assistance and mentoring for local individuals as they pursue a degree in elementary education at Washburn University and who aspire to be valuable teachers in area schools. Your gift to the education department scholarship fund can provide students with the financial means necessary to assist the Washburn Diversity Education Advisory Council with reaching its remarkable vision!  

 

Your contribution can and will make a difference!

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Diverse Teacher Initiative
Clayton Funk, ba '93, will match gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $1,250 for the Diverse Teacher Initiative project.
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The Board of Trustees will match dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 for gifts toward the Education Department's initiative to increase diversity in the teaching profession.
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