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Leading Significant & Meaningful Change
November 11, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Check-in and continental breakfast
9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Attracting and Retaining Students, Faculty and Staff of Color -
Orpheus Crutchfield & Mary Rose Fernandez
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Leading Change for Innovative and Transformative Teaching and Learning -
Jamie Feild Baker
November 4, 2016
ADVIS Members pay $25 per person; Non Members pay $145 per person
2107 N Providence Road
Media, PA 19063
Director of Professional Development
Leading Significant & Meaningful Change
For All School Leaders
This program repeats two of the sessions from ADVIS's Annual Trustee Conference
The New Basics for Sustainability: Connected - Global - Inclusive
" the previous evening.
Join us for the both programs or choose one when registering
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Attracting and Retaining Students, Faculty and Leaders of Color,
an MCRC@ADVIS Workshop
Orpheus Crutchfield, Founder and President,
Mary Rose Fernandez, Vice President for Recruitment, Partnerships and Strategy, StratéGenius LLC
This session focuses on what it really takes to truly create a culture of equity and inclusion in independent schools. We will review institutional, cultural and individual barriers that impede diversity efforts and examine key elements of a comprehensive effort to improve the efficacy in hiring and retaining faculty and leaders of color. Participants will walk away with proven, practical strategies to bring back to their schools.
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Leading Change on the Ground for Innovative & Transformative Teaching & Learning: Keep it Out of the Ditch
Jamie Feild Baker, Chief Academic Officer and Director of the Grauer Institute, Pomfret School
Leading change is difficult and scary, yet paramount to a school’s continued success and sustainability. Based on Jamie's work at Pomfret, this session will focus on managing the tempers and resistance that come with change by staying focused on the purpose of change. Participants in this session will leave with strategies to manage their way through the emotional discomfort that change causes -- both for the leader as well as the people being asked to change.
The Innovator’s DNA
About Our Presenters
Jamie Feild Baker
, Chief Academic Officer and Director of the Grauer Institute, Pomfret School.
Jamie oversees all aspects teaching and learning at Pomfret School, in the classroom and beyond. Her charge as director of the Grauer Institute is to bring innovation and culture change to Pomfret in order to position the school as a recognized thought leader in teaching, learning, and innovative program design for independent boarding schools. Jamie reports directly to the head of school and works closely with all departments of the school to help them question their practices and mindsets. Jamie is a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University with degrees in economics and finance. Her career experience includes financial planning, investment banking and sales, and entrepreneurial ventures in hotel and real estate development. Before coming to Pomfret in 2014, Jamie served as the executive director of the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence in Memphis. She has served many schools as a nationally recognized and sought-after expert in innovation and school transformation. She and her husband, Phil, are parents of three adult children --Tanner, Percy, and Davis.
Orpheus S. L. Crutchfield
, Founder & President, StratéGenius LLC.
Orpheus is a lifelong San Francisco Bay Area native, known for advising hundreds of educational nonprofits locally, regionally and nationally. Orpheus’ experiences as a teacher, nonprofit administrator, trustee, parent of an independent school student, and as an entrepreneur give him a unique perspective on, and a deep understanding of, the needs of independent schools. He has appeared on CNN, NPR and the San Francisco Chronicle to speak on helping independent schools work towards equity and inclusion, diversifying their personnel, and recruiting/cultivating/mentoring diverse educators for success and leadership.
Orpheus also consults and presents internationally, including in South Africa, Cuba, Germany, India and Brazil. He has been a regular speaker at the NAIS Annual Conference, the NAIS People of Color Conference and the California Association of Independent Schools, on cutting-edge topics including Board Diversity Committees, and provocative sessions on specifically why independent schools have trouble recruiting and retaining staff of color. His areas of expertise include recruiting a diverse pool, retention, cultivating underrepresented communities and candidates of color, community organizing and board development/diversity.
Mary Rose Fernandez
, Vice President for Recruitment, Partnerships and Strategy, StratéGenius LLC.
Mary Rose Fernandez was one of the founders and the former Director of the TEAMS Program (Teacher Education for the Advancement of a Multicultural Society), a teacher development program based at the University of San Francisco dedicated to recruiting, preparing and retaining diverse teachers for service in urban public schools. Mary Rose served as an Advisory Board Member for Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, and Oasis for Girls in San Francisco and has served on various boards of local community based organizations including the Cross Cultural Environmental Leadership Academy and SpeakOut. She received a BA in Politics from the University of San Francisco, and an MA in Education from UC Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her family.
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