The mission of Call Me MISTER (Men Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) is to increase the representation of males in Virginia’s teaching force, particularly young men who themselves reflect the diverse characteristics of K-12 students throughout the commonwealth.
Call Me MISTER (CMM) prepares young men for impactful careers as elementary, middle, or high school teachers, providing resources and support that move them toward successfully securing positions in classrooms where they will positively impact the lives of their students.
“Call Me MISTER’s founding was rooted in the virtual absence of minority males in the teaching force in the early grades. It is at these grade levels that the importance of male role models is highest, particularly in minority communities.” — Dr. Maurice Carter, the Director of the CMM program at Longwood.
While the emphases on minority CMM participants and elementary education majors remain in place, the program is open to all male students who desire to pursue education in any subject or grade levels.
March 31, 2021
The virtual event featured a discussion based upon excerpted passages from Scholarship Boy, a 2020 memoir by Larry I. Palmer who also read selected passages.
September 10, 2020
Call Me Mister graduate Marquell Woodson '20 was featured in The Daily Progress.