Gender & Sexuality
Diversity (GSD) Consultant,
Team Finch Consultants
"We believe PreK-12 educators have the most important job on the planet. Team Finch provides knowledge and support to educators who strive to create safe, inclusive learning communities for children, adolescents and young adults. Addressing gender and sexuality in pedagogically and developmentally appropriate ways fulfills the core educational promise of equity for all."
Seattle Girls School Biology Teacher and Diversity Consultant
Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of issues, including cross cultural communication, identity development, prejudice reduction and coalition building, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, bullying in schools, and gender bias in the classroom.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Southern Poverty Law Center
is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation,
, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What's Gotten Better . . . And What Hasn't
was released on August 25th. Edited by Kevin Jennings, the founder of
(Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network).
National Association of Independent Schools
Overview: NAIS schools value the representation and full engagement of individuals whose differences include – but are not limited to – age, ethnicity, family makeup, gender, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. NAIS welcomes and celebrates the diversity of our member schools; we expect member schools to create and sustain diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just communities that are safe and welcoming for all; we recognize to do so requires commitment, reflection, deliberate planning and action, and ongoing accountability. The [following] NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice provide the foundation for such an independent school community.
Link to NAIS -
Principles of Good Practice: Equity and Justice
The Five (5) Ps
Policy: Enumeration of the school’s diversity commitment through mission, strategic plan, handbooks, websites, etc.
Programming: Diversity training and programming for all constituencies (board, admin, faculty, staff, students, families, etc.). Diversity and inclusivity curriculum.
Practice: Consistent and meaningful revisit of policy and programs. Climate assessments, proactive changes, and meaningful responses to incidents.
People: Critical mass of people in all constituencies who are supportive AND active on all levels.
Pecuniary – Funding allocated in the strategic plan for supporting diversity efforts. Time and Staffing resources allocated to making efforts a reality.
Organizational Development Model of Inclusion
Developed by diversity consultants Moises Baron and Reuben Mitchell, the Organizational Development Model of Inclusion provides a framework for identifying appropriate policies and practices and assessing organizational changes that support inclusive excellence. Click on the image below to download.
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