Founded in 2015, BMEA was created with the primary goal to recruit, engage, and develop Black male educators. We achieve this by partnering with educational agencies at the local, state and national level to support recruiting black men into education, engaging Black male educators, and developing leaders to improve the education of youth.
Our Mission is to increase and strengthen the community of Black male educators in classrooms across the nation, to improve educational outcomes for all children.
Our Anchor Mission Strategy outlines the ways in which we channel our collective energy to RECRUIT, ENGAGE AND develop BLACK MALE AND Culturally responsive educatORS, WHOM prioritize students’ cultural environment to create “liberated learners”
Black men represent only 2% of the national teaching force, although children of color make up the majority of the American school population. Prioritizing the recruitment and onboarding of Black male educators
Nationally, Black male and culturally responsive educators leave their schools and profession at higher rates than their counterparts. We help schools and administrators develop and implement engagement and retention strategies.
Research indicates that efforts to develop and invest in the Black male and culturally responsive teaching force are the most effective retention methods for Black and culturally responsive educators
Michael Payne, JR
Joseph Hines, II
Vice President - Programming
Executive Director of Programming
Staci L. Williams
Director of Communications & Finance
Director of Technology and Data Analysis
Director of Operations
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Council Member James E. Tate, Jr.
Leah Van Belle, Ph.D.
Lisa Johanon, Esq
Karlin Tichenor, Ph.D.
N. Akosua Burris
Rev. Solomon Kinloch, Jr.
Tanya Upthegrove Gregory
Marini Lee, Ph.D.
Chezare Warren, Ph.D.