Five Ways to be Personally More Inclsuive

I have been doing a lot of listening and observing in a different context since I began my new role as an associate professor at a university – the differences between the high school and university environment would be no surprise to anyone. But the similarities may come as a shock, or at least raiseContinue reading “Five Ways to be Personally More Inclsuive”

Art Science Soul and the Equity Imperative

  Today  I am really excited to be attending the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference Student Diversity Leadership Conference.T his is something I have wanted to do for many years..going with a wonderful coworker and four students, cannot wait to learn from the best in the field . Follow conference updatesContinue reading “Art Science Soul and the Equity Imperative”

National Adoption Day #inclusionnottolerance

Yup, those are my kids and I am talking about them again, and spreading my personal agenda. This time it’s adoption. Yesterday was National Adoption Day ,admittedly we have too many ‘days’ and soon if it has not happened already there will be a national day for cupcakes, or Tupperware or even better we willContinue reading “National Adoption Day #inclusionnottolerance”

Equity not Diversity

For the past decade many schools have been committed to DIVERSITY, ensuring they have  a diverse student body , diverse, personnel, diversity represented at every level. I propose that it is time to move beyond DIVERSITY to EQUITY, in the same way it is time to move beyond TOLERANCE to INCLUSION. What is the difference?Continue reading “Equity not Diversity”

We need to share our experiences more…

Last week when presenting  my research to collagues I was reminded of the importance of this work. I heard from a panel of diverse voices, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. Each recounted times when they felt ‘on the outside’ of society, of school of their community. Some found the trip downContinue reading “We need to share our experiences more…”