代培训 In order to facilitate our own work, many members of our DEI Task Force have obtained and plan to obtain professional training. At last year’s National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) conference, members of the Administrative Team including 埃莉德怀特, Dot Kowal, Director of Marketing 百合汤普森, Director of Enrollment, 经济资助, and Institutional Research 沙栈 participated in a session on creating an Inclusion Dashboard, which helped kick off this year’s initiative. Ellie, Dot, Sandy, Lily, and 干 Teacher 卡西迪棕色 have all also participated in the Inclusion Dashboard Consortium Retreat, established and run by Kalyan Balaven, Dean of Equity & Inclusion at Athenian School, during which the methods for creating a DEI dashboard were explored.
This school year, Dot Kowal and Dean of 学生生活 达伦·杜阿尔特 attended a workshop in Equity as Excellence through the California Teacher Development Coalition (CATDC), and 人文 teacher 科林·麦克纳马拉 is attending a CATDC training in Teaching & Assessing Writing in an Equitable & Student-led English Classroom. Additionally, we will be working with both staffulty and students throughout the year around trainings, assemblies, and other educational opportunities to enhance our understanding and skills related to DEI issues.
Two years ago, we established a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Task Force comprised of a cross-section of staffulty and initially co-chaired by Assistant Head of School 埃莉德怀特 and 干 Teacher 卡西迪棕色, and this year chaired by Director of 高校心理咨询 Dot Kowal. The move towards a formalized task force was an acknowledgement of the scope and breadth of the work to be undertaken by such a committee. Beyond staffulty and student trainings and workshops, the task force now seeks to establish a DEI dashboard, the purpose of which is to survey and track over time key metrics related to the DEI culture within the school. This will allow us to identify any areas of needed improvement, develop additional programs, training, or support where needed, and track progress against those areas.