Morristown Beard Community Participates in Diversity Conference

On Saturday, November 12, 14 members of the Morristown Beard School community attended the Far Brook School Diversity Conference – Widening the Lens 2022 – which focused on “Defining, Designing, and Delivering Equity in Independent 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 equity and ways to ensure access, remove barriers, and bring the promise of equity to fruition in our schools.

The keynote speaker at the event was Paul Gorski, a leading researcher, writer, and teacher about equity at the university level and in the independent school community for many years. He is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange.

Attendees from the MBS community included: Head of School Liz Morrison, Director of DEIB Klarissa Karosen, Associate Director of DEIB Tahj Valentine ’18, Head of Upper School Ryan Liese, Director of Academic Scheduling & Analytics Rocio Romero, Director of Global Studies Aline de la Torre-McCloskey, PA President Maria Powar P’23, Sybil Elias P’27, Ayodeji Fayemi ’23, Antonella Ortega ’24, Learning Specialist Brandon Jefferson ’09, Sarah Bregna ’18, Board President Dr. David Molowa P ’05, and Trustee Penny Sokolowski P’18, ’20, ’25.


 

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