2021 Schedule at a Glance

Monday, January 18 – Tuesday, January 26

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Sessions will be recorded and available for attendees through February 28 July 1, 2021.

Monday, January 18

Time Session Title Presented By
1:00-2:30 PM Are You Ready, for REAL? Dr. Lizette Dolan
Founder and Consultant, JUST Dragonfly
Humanities Teacher, Athenian School
2:30-3:30 PM Cultural Competency and Change Management Leah Nestor
Director of Cultural Competency and Inclusion, Savannah Country Day School
3:30-4:30 PM
(pre-recorded)
Mentorship in STEM Education: Mitigating Stereotype Threat Through Representation for the Underrepresented Modupe Oshin
Director of STEAM, MS Science, and SERIS, Greens Farms Academy

Nina Yuen
CSED Department Chair, MS/US Faculty, Greens Farms Academy

Zysnia Linger
Math Center Director, Greens Farms Academy

Tuesday, January 19

Time Session Title Presented By
12:00-2:00 PM Knowledge, Courage, and Commitment: The Key Components That Empower Students to Confront Injustice Melissa Dolan
Director of Middle School Curriculum, 8th Grade Humanities Teacher, The Rivers School

John Bower
Head of Middle School, The Rivers School
2:00-3:00 PM Magic: A Window into Understanding and Addressing Unconscious Bias Bob Weiman
Associate Head of School/School Magician, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
2:00-3:30 PM My Teacher Doesn’t Look Like Me: Belonging, Identity, and Evidence-Based Blueprints for Addressing the Deficit of Faculty and Leaders of Color in Independent Schools Dr. Carrie Grimes
Professor of Education, University of Maryland
Director of Alumni Relations, Severn School

Dr. Whitney Walters-Sachs
Vice President of School and Legal Affairs, Director of Parent Relations and Volunteer Programs, Pine Crest School
3:30-4:30 PM The Role of a Diversity Equity & Inclusion Director David Thompson
Director of Diversity and Community Life, The Bishop's School

Melissa Lawlor
Director of Equity and Inclusion, Brewster Academy
3:30-5:00 Antiracism as a Professional Practice Chéleah Googe
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School

Dr. Anna Carello
Associate Head of School, Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School

Wednesday, January 20

Time Session Title Presented By
1:00-2:oo PM DEI is the Foundation of Authentic Community Brian Williams
Head of Inclusion and Community Life, Sacred Heart School
Founding Member, Skokie United
1:00-2:00 PM Teaching Social Justice and Antiracism to Elementary Schoolers Through Project Based Learning Casey Chon
Classroom Teacher (Grades 3-5), Tru School
3:30-4:30 PM Transitioning into a New Leadership Role as a Division Head or Head of School as a Person of Color Sumant Bhat
Head of School, Stanley British Primary School

Thursday, January 21

Time Session Title Presented By
12:00-1:30 PM Creating Equity in Schools: Safe Classrooms Start With You Catalina Martinez
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, De Smet Jesuit High School

Marquis Govan
Student, De Smet Jesuit High School
1:00-2:00 PM College Counselors: DEI Agents of Change Dot Kowal
Director of College Counseling, Interim Director of DEI, Sonoma Academy

Joy Gray Prince
Director of College Counseling, Interim Middle School Dean of Student Life, Co-Facilitator of DEI, Atlanta Girls' School

2:00-4:00 PM

(Please note this session will not be recorded.)

Supporting and Growing a Diverse Faculty and Staff Jenifer Moore
Consultant, The Wells Collective

Dr. Shari Berga
Consultant, The Wells Collective
4:00-5:00 PM From Competitors to Collaborators: How Schools Can Work Together To Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Brandon Jacobs
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The Shipley School; Carney Sandoe Search Associate

Brendon Jobs
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Haverford School

Ayinde Tate
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Episcopal School

6:00-7:00 PM

(Please note this session will not be recorded.)

BIPOC Educators Roundtable Moderated by Carney Sandoe staff members who identify as BIPOC

Friday, January 22

Time Session Title Presented By
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Keynote Speaker Dr. Monique Morris
Award-winning author and social justice scholar, inaugural Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, Founder of National Black Women's Justice Institute
12:00-1:00 PM
(pre-recorded)
Onboarding for Equity: Creating a Path for Retention from the Start Christopher Dennis
Founder, Campus Culture Group

Jenn Wells
Director of Equity and Inclusion, Marlborough School
1:00-2:30 PM Proactive Healing for Leaders of Color: Experiences of Micro-Aggressions and Resilience Lora McManus-Graham
PK-12 Chair of Equity and Instruction, Blake School
3:00-4:00 PM Leading Through Crises: Competency Learning and Social Justice Curriculum in 2020 Mike Peller
Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning, The White Mountain School

Angela Menendez
Incoming Dean of Faculty, The White Mountain School

Matthew Williams
English teacher, The White Mountain School

Kim Cooper
Director of Equity and Inclusion, The White Mountain School

Monday, January 25

Time Session Title Presented By
12:00-1:30 PM The HOS-CDEIO Partnership: More Relevant Than Ever Karen Bradberry
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, The Galloway School

Dr. James Calleroz White
Head of School, The Galloway School
2:00-3:00 PM Affinity & Alliance Spaces for Students & Adults: How to Start, Develop, and Maintain Them Lisa Palmero McGrath
Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Westminster School

Susan Martell Jenkin
Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Miss Porter's School
2:00-3:00 PM Board Leadership Opens Doors to Student Leadership Jemmel Billingslea
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dexter Southfield
3:00-4:30 PM Exploring the Emotional Support of Black Students in Predominantly White Schools Dr. Alecia Thomas
Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Brunswick School
3:00-4:30 PM Soul Force Ones: Wu Tang, Wu Wei, Cultural Community Wealth, and a Remix on Professionalism and Networking Jonathan Stoll
Director, Career Education, Oregon State University

Colin Cole
PhD candidate in education, Oregon State University
4:30-5:30 PM Stories & Healing: Preparing the Soul for the Journey Vince Vincent
Associate Head of School, The Woodhall School

Tuesday, January 26

Time Session Title Presented By
10:30 AM-12:30 PM Creating an Academic Environment that Shapes Social Justice Champions Mason West
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

1:00-3:00 PM

(Please note this session will not be recorded.)

Black @ Accounts: Understanding This Generation of Student Protest Akailah Jenkins McIntyre
Educational Consultant, The Wells Collective

Dr. Shari Berga
Consultant, The Wells Collective
3:00-4:30 PM Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Faculty and Staff of Color: Strategies for Success Jessy Molina
Trainer, Molina Consulting
3:00-4:00 PM Nailing the Independent School Interview Lise Shelton
Associate Head of School, Bay School of San Francisco
4:00-5:30 PM Keynote Speaker Dr. Christopher Emdin
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University
Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education

6:00-7:00 PM

(Please note this session will not be recorded.)

Womxn Educators Roundtable Moderated by Carney Sandoe staff members who identify as womxn

Wednesday, January 27 – Friday, January 29

During these three days of the hiring portion of our event, a few sessions will be available for Carney Sandoe candidates who have registered separately for the hiring component.

Wednesday, January 27 from 3:00-4:00 PM EST

Resume Roundtable with members of the Carney Sandoe Placement Group

Everything you need to know about resumes! Hear from our resume experts about what makes a good resume, tips on formatting, how to address work gaps or career changes, and more.

Only Carney Sandoe candidates who have registered for the hiring portion of FORUM/Diversity may access this session.

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