Multicultural Education & Equity

22nd Annual Multicultural Leadership Institute

Helping Educators Understand and Value Diversity

Wednesday – May 25, 2016 at Southwest High School

2 Recurrent Sessions
  • AM Session 8:00-11:30
  • PM Session 12:30-4:00
Registration

An A.M. and P.M. session will be offered, please register for ONE session only.

IF APPROVED BY PRINCIPAL OR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR, 3.5 HOURS OF DISTRICT FLEX OR BUILDING FLEX CAN BE OFFERED. 1.4 PROFESSIONAL GROWTH POINTS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN.

Register online through the Lincoln Public Schools staff development website.

Registration ends on May 6th

Questions?

Please contact Lameakia Collier (lcollie@lps.org) in the LPS Multicultural Department. Her phone number is 402-436-1605.

Our Speaker
j-mylesJessie L. Myles

Jessie L. Myles is the Coordinator of Diversity/At Risk Programs at the Midwest Equity Assistance Center in Manhattan, Kansas.  He was one of the first to become a certified national trainer in a program called Project REACH (i.e., Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage). The program intent is to increase knowledge and understanding related to cultural diversity in America.  As a REACH trainer, he has conducted workshops in Nebraska, Florida, New York, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kansas, Missouri, Washington, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. He is also a certified trainer for “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”.

Myles served as the Multicultural/Urban Education Project Director for the Nebraska Department of Education, Equal Opportunity Education Programs for twenty years. As Director, he traveled throughout the state of Nebraska conducting workshops, seminars and/or in-services on multicultural education, cultural competency, race relations, and other diversity related issues.  In addition, he was employed as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for four and half years. There he taught such courses as Introduction to Sociology, Nationality and Race Relations, Social Problems, Criminology, and Death and Dying.

Myles holds B.A. and M.A. in Teaching in Sociology degrees both from Grambling State University and Graduate Studies (ABD) from Washington University in Sociology.

Jessie Myles, is the founder and Pastor of No Greater Love Christian Fellowship Church, a non-denominations, racially diverse congregation, located in Lincoln, Nebraska.