2021 Schedule at a Glance

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Meet the Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rodney Glasgow
Monday, January 18  11:30 AM-12:45 PM EST

Rodney Glasgow, Ed.D. is an innovative educational leader, published author, renowned keynote speaker, diversity practitioner, and current Head of School at Sandy Spring Friends School. Rodney joined SSFS as the School's eighth Head of School in July 2020 after nearly 20 years of experience in progressive and independent school settings as a seasoned educator and senior administrator.

Dr. Glasgow is an independent school alumnus himself, a graduate of Gilman School in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. With a bachelor's degree in Psychology and African American studies from Harvard University, a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University's Klingenstein Center, and a Doctorate of Education degree from The George Washington University, Dr. Glasgow has held classroom, boardroom, and administrative leadership positions at several nationally­ recognized independent schools.

Along with his teaching and administrative experience in the independent school world, Dr. Glasgow is well-known as a diversity advocate and facilitator who believes deeply in fostering a sense of belonging as a tool for nurturing brave and just spaces. He is founder and Chair of the National Diversity Practitioners Institute for educators and administrators, as well as the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference, which is attended each year by over 1,800 high school students nationwide. Dr. Glasgow is also President and Principal Consultant of the Glasgow Group, LLC, which works with schools, individuals, and organizations to create and promote equitable and just practices that harness the power of diversity and inclusivity. He is the recipient of the People of Courage Award from the City of Worcester and a featured writer in “One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What's Gotten Better … and What Hasn't.”

Dr. Monique Morris
Friday, January 22  11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST

Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice. In April 2020, Dr. Morris became the inaugural Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, a philanthropic collaborative that supports a world in which all girls and young women of color are healthy, safe, thriving, and fully empowered.

Dr. Morris is an Executive Producer and co-writer of the documentary film currently airing on PBS, “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,” which is based upon two of her books, “Sing A Rhythm, Dance A Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls” (The New Press, 2019) and “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” (The New Press, 2016). Dr. Morris has written dozens of articles, book chapters, and other publications on social justice issues and lectured widely on research, policies, and practices associated with improving juvenile justice, educational, and socioeconomic conditions for girls and women of color.

Dr. Morris is the Founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI), an organization that works to interrupt school-to-confinement pathways for girls, reduce the barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated women, and increase the capacity of organizations working to reduce sexual assault and domestic violence in African American communities. Dr. Morris’ work has been profiled by MSNBC, CSPAN2, The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, and PBS, among other national and local print, radio, and television media. Her research intersects race, gender, education and justice to explore the ways in which Black communities, and other communities of color, are uniquely affected by social policies.

Dr. Christopher Emdin
Tuesday, January 26  4:00-5:30 PM EST

Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as Director of the Science Education program and Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He is an alumni fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University and served as STEAM Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State and Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Dr. Emdin is a social critic, public intellectual, and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality, and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He holds a Ph.D in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology; master's degrees in both Natural Sciences and Education Administration; and bachelor's degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry.

He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and a much sought-after public speaker on a number of topics that include hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment. He is also an advisor to numerous international organizations, school districts, and schools. He is the author of the award winning book “Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation” and the New York Times bestseller “For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll Too.”


Schedule at a Glance

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.

Monday, January 18

Time Session Title Presented By
11:30 AM-12:45 PM Keynote Speaker – Transition of Power: The Work of Equity and Justice in Independent Schools Dr. Rodney Glasgow
Innovative educational leader, author, founder and chair of the National Diversity Practitioners Institute, Head of School at Sandy Spring Friends School
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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