10 Sep NEUBAUER FELLOW ALIYA CATANCH-BRADLEY LEADS IN RETAINING AND RECRUITING TEACHERS OF COLOR
Neubauer Fellow, Principal Catanch-Bradley, began fighting for diversity and inclusion in education as a teenager in high school here in Philadelphia. That work continues today. As the leader of Mary McLeod Bethune School in Philadelphia, PA, Principal Catanch-Bradley has created a team that ranks among the highest in the state for the percentage of people of color and especially Black male teachers. Principal Catanch-Bradley’s journey includes a lived awareness of the historic systemic racism that targets Black teachers, key mentors from her early career and a willingness to leverage her strengths. All these elements build upon her focus and deep commitment to dedicating her life to helping make things better for the next generation.
Read more about Principal Catanch-Bradley’s intentional and targeted approach for retaining and recruiting her staff. The article also includes a quote from Senior Fellow, Sharif El-Mekki.