On Saturday, November 9th, 13 members of the Morristown-Beard School community attended the Far Brook School Diversity Conference – Widening the Lens 2019 – which focused on “Class in the Classroom: Exploring Socioeconomic Diversity in our Schools.”
MBS parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and students gathered in small groups to advance the diversity discussion at their school and share challenges, experiences and best practices with colleagues from peer schools. Specifically, Saturday’s conversation focused on welcoming students on financial aid and ways to ensure that those students have access to the full MBS experience.
The keynote speaker at the event was Dr. Anthony (“Tony”) Jack, a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is the author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students, which was the 2018 recipient of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize by Harvard University Press.
Attendees from the MBS community included Jennifer Conway ’06, Betsy Cruz, Rafael Cruz ’22, Courtney DuBose, JayShon DuBose ’20, Klarissa Karosen, Joe Locandro, Michael McGrann, Kate Muttick ’97, Monya Taylor ’88, Caroline Turben ’87, Dr. Sam Tuttle, and Amy Chaiken Wolfe ’78.