NYSAIS Diversity Committee Members 2020-2021

NYSAIS Diversity Committee Members

Current Title(s)/Role(s), School

Arhm Choi Wild

Director of the Progressive Teaching Institute, MS/US; Diversity Coordinator, Ethical Culture Fieldston School 

Brandie Melendez

Director of Community and Inclusion, Berkeley Carroll

Christina Clemente

Associate Director of Admissions, Hackley School

Christine Moloney

Coordinator of Diversity, The Windward School

Dwight Vidale

Director of Institutional Equity and Belonging, Collegiate School

Jessica Delgado

Director of Student Life and Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (Lower School), Riverdale Country School

John Gentile

Director Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The Calhoun School

Kenneth Hamilton, Jr.

Third Grade Head Teacher, Lower School Equity Chair, The Dalton School

Kim Chaloner

Dean of Community Life, Grace Church School

Kim Davis

Head Kindergarten Teacher and Facilitator of Students of Color Affinity Group, Poly Prep Country Day School

Morika Tsujimura

Math and Science Teacher, Grace Church School

Naledi Sean Semela

Associate Director of Admissions, Prep for Prep

Natalie Sanchez

Associate Director of the Center for Community Values & Action, Horace Mann School 

Nayantara Mhatre

Middle School Dean of Students, The Calhoun School

Ramón Javier

Director of Diversity & Inclusion, The Trinity School

Renée Chung

Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Dean of Parent and Student Inclusion & Belonging, Spence School

Roxanne Leff

Head of Middle School, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School

Semeka Smith-WilliamsDirector of Diversity & Equity, The Packer Collegiate Institute
Tanya HuelettDirector of Equity and Community Engagement, The Brearley School
Xiomara HallDirector of Enrollment Management, The Chapin School

NYSAIS Events Registration
    • May 13, 2021 Diversity Practioners Conference 2021: Divesting from Systems of Oppression, Investing in Communities of Transformative Freedom 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMeSeminar
      This event will meet over three separate days: May 13, 19, and 21, 2021 from 10 a.m.-12 noon; and 4-6 p.m. on each day
      Online via zoom
      Keynote speakers: adrienne maree brown and Yolanda Sealey Ruiz
      Presenters: Franny Choi, Dr. Adam Falkner, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Lauren Whitehead
      Audience: Equity and Diversity Practitioners (Directors, Coordinators, Liaisons, etc.), Members of Equity and Diversity Committees/Councils

      Hosted by NYSAIS Diversity Committee

      Details and registration here.
    • May 13, 2021 Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Joe Feldman and Dr. Shantha Smith, Crescendo Education Group
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Middle and Upper School teachers and administrators
      Details and registration here.
    • May 17, 2021 Finishing Well - Retiring from Schoolwork During a Pandemic 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Jennifer Bryan, Re-Set School
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: School personnel who are retiring in 2021
      Details and registration here.
    • May 18, 2021 Community Matters: Advisory Program 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Teachers and Administrators, grades 5-12
      Details and registration here.
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