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All cancellations and requests for refunds MUST be submitted via email no later than 10 days prior to the day of the conference. Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. An email to diana@nysais.org should be received no later than 10 days prior to conference. Request for refunds received after this deadline will not be considered.”

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NYSAIS Diversity Conference

Date: Thursday - April 05, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Lycée Français de New York

Speaker: Paula Lawrence Wehmiller
Lycée Français de New York
505 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Religious Diversity

Embracing the religious identities of the students and adults in our schools, with a willingness to grapple with the institutional conflicts/dilemmas that come with that territory.



Registration & Breakfast


Opening, Welcome, Introductions from the NYSAIS Diversity Committee - Auditorium


Keynote Address - Paula Lawrence Wehmiller


Q & A - Paula Lawrence Wehmiller




Workshops (choose one) – Click here for descriptions


Lunch – Dining Room


Concurrent Sessions (choose one) – Click here for descriptions




Closing – Collecting the Day’s Thoughts and Takeaways
Paula Lawrence Wehmiller


Reception – Celebrating our Religious Diversity


Paula Lawrence Wehmiller, nationally known educator and author, received her BA degree from Swarthmore College in 1967 and her Masters degree from Bank Street College of Education in 1971, and began her teaching career in 1969. In the years that followed, her work as educator and child advocate included teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in education, working in the field of community mental health, and serving as principal of an elementary school. In 1990, she became a full-time consultant to schools, traveling nationally and internationally to work with educators, helping them navigate the complexities and struggles they find themselves in as they strive for inclusiveness and excellence. 

Paula Lawrence-Wehmiller had had a long and distinguished career in education when her "inclination to give the bread away" led her to earn a Masters of Divinity degree at The General Theological Seminary and to her ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Church. She now combines her teaching and priestly vocations – speaking, writing, offering retreats, conferences and workshops, supporting and nourishing the work of educators, clergy, community leaders and the people they serve. She is a much sought after keynote presenter at national gatherings of school, church and community associations, and has served as visiting lecturer and scholar-in-residence in communities of faith, learning and service in every region of the country.  Nourishing the spiritual development of the community is at the heart of Lawrence-Wehmiller's teaching.

Registration fee includes lunch and all materials.

Registration is by credit card only. No on-site registration is accepted.

Early Registration Fees apply until 2 weeks before the event

Regular Registration Fees apply within 2 weeks of the event


 A note about parent participation: The Diversity Committee has been asked over the years whether parents can participate. While we understand that the support of parents is vital to diversity work,
this conference is designed for teachers, administrators and staff,
and it is not appropriate for parents or students. 

Diversity Conference 2012 Workshop Selections

Please register for the workshop you would like to attend in each session. This will help us plan spaces.

As workshops fill, they will be removed from the selection list. If you don't see a workshop listed, it's because it is sold out.

Check the Course Catalog for the details of each workshop.

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