collaboration, DEI, Equity, Inclusion

Structure as Usual, Not Business as Usual

Last week marked the fourth of working remotely in a profession we signed up for because of the face-to-face nature of working with humans who are smaller than us.  I will venture a guess that none of us have ever had a course in how to provide quality, online learning experiences to children between the… Continue reading Structure as Usual, Not Business as Usual

Inclusion, Uncategorized

Shifting Language: from Physical Distancing to Social Distancing

These are uncertain and unpredictable times. We are bombarded with messages that order us to practice social distancing in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, in a time when language is so important to maintaining our sanity and a positive outlook, many are urging us to top using the term 'social distancing'… Continue reading Shifting Language: from Physical Distancing to Social Distancing

Bias, Diversity, Race

A World of Difference…

Yesterday I was unbelievably grateful to be able to spend much of the day with 29 of our tenth and eleventh graders as they embarked on their first day of training with two Anti-Defamation League facilitators to become A World of Difference® Peer Leaders. It was a day filled with what I call 'goosebumpy' moments… Continue reading A World of Difference…

DEI, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

How Are Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Different?

In July when I began this new position, I Googled "Diversity vs. Equity vs. Inclusion," just to see what was out there. The top hit was a link to this article, which does a fairly decent job of explaining the differences between these three concepts. Over the last few months, I have spent time reading… Continue reading How Are Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Different?

DEI, Vulnerability/Risk-Taking

Do it Afraid…

In June 2019, Superintendent Light announced a strategic move to continue ABRSD's efforts to increase our focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), where I would shift my current role as Assistant Superintendent for Student Services to Assistant Superintendent for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The goal for this new position is to provide continued leadership… Continue reading Do it Afraid…