Aspiring Women Administrators of Color (Bay Area)
According to recent studies, leadership teams that include women of color are more successful because they exhibit more empathy, emotional intelligence, cultural competence, and a greater capacity to hold complexity. It is more important than ever that women of color pursue administrative positions.
This daylong CATDC workshop is for aspiring women of color administrators who are preparing for, applying to, and sustaining a career in administration. The presenters will coach participants through a series of reflective activities, offer guidance in building application materials, share wisdom from their direct experience, and offer strategies for working in independent school administration. Additionally, participants will be empowered to form their own networks that allow for professional rejuvenation and support as they navigate their first years in leadership positions. Participants will leave with toolkits and mindsets for answering their “What’s next?” questions.
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has worked in education (both public and independent) for two decades and currently serves as the Dean of Faculty at the Bay School of San Francisco. Prior to her current role at Bay, Lori taught Humanities, Literature, and Religion/Philosophy courses; served as an Instructional Coach; and was the founder/coordinator of Bay's Teaching Fellows program. This will be Lori’s sixth year as a co-facilitator/teacher leader in Teaching Foundations, a program that brings her joy and professional rejuvenation. In addition to facilitating professional development, teaching, and leading, Lori actively works towards equity and social justice in education, striving to offer access and pathways for all school stakeholders to thrive.
is the Assistant Dean for Professional Growth at San Francisco University High School. She also teaches math and coaches teachers in their academic and social-emotional support of students. She lives in San Francisco with her husband who is also an educator and their two children.
Juna Kim McDaid
is the Middle School Division Head at Sonoma Country Day School, a TK-8 independent school in Santa Rosa. She was formerly at Drew School in San Francisco where she got her start in administration as the English Department Chair and Dean of Faculty. She is passionate about mentoring and sponsoring women and specifically women of color who are interested in pursuing leadership opportunities as a way to pay forward the gratitude she feels for others who have helped her get to where she is.
is the Dean of Adult Equity & Inclusion at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, California. Prior to her current position, she served as the Director of Diversity Initiatives at Bosque School in Albuquerque, New Mexico for three years. She currently works with staff, faculty, administration, parents, and trustees in creating an integrated program to further the school's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Tamisha is a member of the People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) board of directors where she helps to coordinate networking and professional development opportunities for Northern California Bay Area educators and school communities.