Trey Fisher distinctly remembers the first time he had a teacher that looked like him.
He was in a middle school gym class and he remembered looking up to see that the teacher was black. The moment has stuck with him.
“It was definitely comforting … just to feel that representation,” he said.
Trey ultimately decided to commit his life to recreating that moment for others. He recognizes a lack of diversity in the teaching profession today and believes strongly in the importance of students seeing what success looks like — in being a role model and seeking out role models for himself.
In 2019, Trey was awarded the