I have been an educator for 22 years. When I joined the Parish Episcopal School community in 2008, I was originally a member of the Upper School English Department. The education and training I received for my current role as Director of Diversity & Inclusion affords me the opportunity to work with community members and trustees, as well as parents, faculty, staff and administrators in all divisions and departments. While I miss the organic, relationship building nature of having my own class, I have come to appreciate that the whole school is my classroom. With the support of the above constituents, Parish has authored it’s Diversity Statement, formed educational programming in the Upper School, and is beginning to institute age appropriate educational programs in Middle and Lower School. The purpose of my role as Director of Diversity & Inclusion is to provide leadership on matters of equity and inclusion and their impact on our school culture.