HARTFORD - Half of Connecticut's public school students are ethnic minorities. But teachers of color make up only 8 percent of the state’s teaching pool -- and 12 percent of the leadership ranks. In Connecticut, 127 districts have no administrators of color on staff.
For the last 20 years, Woody Exley has run a scholarship fund geared toward college students who want to be educators. The inspiration for this program was his wife - the late Alma Exley. A teacher and educator, Alma Exley worked tirelessly to increase diversity among Connecticut'ss teaching ranks.
She died in 1995. But the impressive array of Exley scholars is her legacy.
Stan's guest is Woody Exley the founder of the Alma Exley Scholarship Program which provides annual scholarships to minority high school grads looking for a career in teaching.