About The Convening

Join us at the MCEL National Convening, December 1-3, 2023, in the vibrant city of Orlando, Florida – a brand-new location! Education is a field that thrives on diversity, yet only 3% of educators are men of color. With few men of color choosing education as a career path and a higher rate of attrition among them, men of color in educational leadership could be facing extinction within the next decade.  MCEL recognizes the urgency of the situation and invites men of color from across the country to converge at this event, where they can authentically be themselves, focus on personal and professional growth, and find healing. This conference provides an invaluable safe space, fostering dialogue, empowerment, and support.

In addition, we are proud to host our Hispanic male leaders pre-conference (November 30), a day dedicated to the leadership and learning of our Hispanic male leaders. We hope to see you in Orlando!

Randy Lopez,
Board Chair

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools

Michael J. Ramirez,
Chief of Staff

Lee County School District

Dr. Balderas,

Beaverton School District

Paul Cruz,

Cooperative Superintendency Program (CSP)