Founder & Executive Director
Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance
Dr. Diarese George is the founder and executive director of the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance, an organization focused on developing, supporting, and connecting educators of color with decision-making power who shape, create, and influence policy. Recruiting, retaining, and providing mentorship and leadership pathways for educators of color are by products of this work. Previously, he served as the Director of Recruitment for the Nashville Teacher Residency where his primary focus was recruiting more people of color to the education profession. Previously, he taught for five years as a high school teacher, with a focus on business. Additionally, he has completed education leadership fellowships for Education Pioneers, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), Hope Street Group, and the Mosaic Fellowship, which connects and empowers education leaders of color across the state of Tennessee. He was also a cohort member in the Emerging Human Capital Leadership Initiative convened by the Urban Schools Human Capital Academy. Dr. George holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Corporate Communications from Austin Peay State University. He also received an MBA and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. Dr. George is married to his beautiful wife, Brittenee, who is a high school English teacher; they are the proud parents to five amazing children.