10:45-11:00 - Coffee and Networking
11:00 - 11:15 am - Registration and Welcome
11:15 - 12:15 am - Keynote Speaker Rodney Glasgow
12:15 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
1:15- 1:45 pm - EMA Regional Presentation: Dave Taibl
1:45 - 1:55 pm - Q&A
1:55 pm - Wrap-Up
2:00 pm - Adjourn
Registration: $25 / person
The Price of Admission: The Experiences of Marginalized Identity in Independent Schools
An independent school alum and administrator, Rodney will talk about his own journey through independent schools and what he learned about the costs and benefits of gaining belonging in the independent school world. As we strive to diversify our campuses, what do we need to be aware of that could impact our ability to recruit and retain diversity?
Keynote Speaker: Rodney Glasgow, Head of Middle School and Chief Diversity Officer, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (MD)
Rodney Glasgow is a noted speaker, facilitator, trainer and activist in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice and has given a number of keynote presentations, delivered workshops, and offered consultation to schools and organizations nationwide. He was a member of Call-to-Action, the advisory board to the vice president of equity and justice for the National Association of Independent Schools(NAIS). He is an advisory board member for the Family Diversity Projects, Inc. and serves as co-chair of the Diversity and Education Committee of the board of trustees for Sheridan School (DC). He is one of the founding members and now chair of NAIS' annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a 20 year-old training ground drawing over 1500 high school students nationwide. In 2014, Rodney launched the National Diversity Practitioners Institute, an intensive summer program that is now a highly respected training ground for school leaders. Rodney is a featured writer in the book Diversity in Independent Schools and wrote the prologue for the recently released One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better…And What Hasn’t. Rodney received the 2008 People of Courage Award from the City of Worcester. Rodney is a graduate of Harvard University with a joint degree in Afro-American studies and psychology, holds a Master of Arts in organization and leadership from Columbia University, and is currently working on a Doctorate of Education in human and organizational learning from George Washington University. Rodney is also an independent school alum, having graduated from Gilman School in his hometown of Baltimore. An experienced educator, trainer, and administrator for students and faculty in grades kindergarten through post-graduate, Mr. Glasgow has been the diversity coordinator at Graland Country Day Schooll and assistant head of upper school and director of diversity for Worcester Academy.