From Theory to Action: DEI for White Administrators
SESSION 1: February 9, 2022 | 9:00am - 10:30am
SESSION 2: March 23, 2022 | 9:00am - 10:30am
SESSION 3: April 20, 2022 | 9:00am - 10:30am
ABOUT THIS ONLINE ONGOING PROGRAM
What does it take to move from DEI theory to action in our schools? This three-part online workshop (90 minute sessions) is designed to be a brave space where White administrators (i.e. Assistant Heads of School, Division Heads, Deans, DEI Directors) can look at their own identity, their school community, and the values that their schools’ aim to incorporate. Through the workshop, participants will engage with a community of like-minded professionals in open dialog and a supportive environment to help them navigate the DEI landscape (language, topics, difficult conversations), plan next steps, and implement policy initiatives.
Session 1: Self-reflection
Session 2: Organization reflection
Session 3: How are you going to implement change?
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
This workshop is for White-indentifying administrators.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Quise Rodriguez has worked both a teacher and administrator in independent and public schools for the past 15 years. She holds an administrative credential as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Justice and Equity in Education from UC, Berkeley. Being born and raised in Oakland, she has a deep love and respect for the Bay Area and its roots in diversity, activism, and community. Having attended independent schools as a child, the value of education was instilled in her at a young age. She enjoys the challenge in independent schools of growing and addressing their diversity, equity, and inclusivity needs.
Betsy Brody has worked in educational institutions for 27 years, both in the classroom and as an administrator. Her journey began in France where she taught ELL ranging in age from 5 to 85 in public schools, specialized educational industries, and private homes. She worked as Director of Admissions at International High School prior to joining San Francisco Day School six years ago as Director of High School Counseling and Co-Director of Diversity.
Loren Moyé has been teaching for 29 years, 22 of those years at San Francisco Day School. Prior to SF Day, he taught in the San Francisco Unified School District. His teaching experience covers third and fourth grades, all subjects, and seventh and eighth-grade math. He was formerly a co-director of Aim High, a free summer program for low-income middle school youth in the Bay area. He is currently the Director of Diversity and Dean of Faculty at SF Day and on the staff for the National SEED Project.
Flora Mugambi-Mutunga grew up in Kenya and relished being around children and their families. She pursued an education that would further cultivate her interest in working with youth. The early days of her career found her working as an early childhood educator and mental health clinician in private and public settings. With an ongoing interest in understanding how embracing diversity in all its forms can be value-adding to individuals, communities, and organizations, she became a member of Town School as the Director of Community Building & Inclusion.
Aaron Mullen joined the Cathedral School For Boys community in 2002. He joined the Cathedral community as the Athletic Director, and his connection with the students is what has motivated him to continue his dedication to the school. His current role as the Director of Inclusion and Student Life allows him to combine his commitment to equity and social justice with his belief that all students should have a voice. He served as the POCIS co-chair from 2014-2016, inspiring diversity practitioners around Northern California to pursue equity in their schools.
Anthony Witte has served in independent schools for 16 years, formerly working at Children’s Day School as the Director of Inclusion and before that teaching Mandarin at Head-Royce School in Oakland. He holds a BA in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Education, Equity, and Social Justice from San Francisco State University. He currently serves on the board of POCIS and the Center for Progressive Education, previously served on NAIS Call to Action diversity workgroup, and has been a presenter and facilitator for the NAIS People of Color Conference. He is also a co-author of Diversity Work in Independent Schools: The Practice and the Practitioner.
Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.