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
    • October 25, 2021 Enabling Their Best: Counteracting Stereotype Threat in Adolescents - A 2-Part series 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Julian McNeil, Salubrious Consulting
      A 2-Part event: October 25 & November 1, 2021
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: Middle and Upper School Educators in all roles

      Details and registration here.
    • October 26, 2021 An Approach to Social, Emotional, Academic Development for Humanities Teachers, with Facing History and Ourselves 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: Humanities teachers, grades 5-12
      Details and registration here.
    • November 2, 2021 Systemic Differentiation: Three Ways to Design Units that Foster Equity and Empowerment (3-part series) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      This is a 3-part series: Tuesdays, November 2,9,16, 2021; 4-5:30 p.m.

      Discover three different approaches to designing meaningful units of study that provide multiple ways for diverse groups of students to achieve the learning goal.

      Please note that the three sessions build on each other for a cumulative experience. Participants are encouraged to attend all three, and sessions will be recorded and provided to all registrants.

      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Lauren Porosoff, Empower Forwards
      Target Audience: Classroom teachers in all subjects and grade levels, department chairs, and academic administrators

      Details and registration here.
    • November 4, 2021 How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      A Community Conversation
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Dr. Clint Smith, Author, Journalist, Poet
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: All educators, K-12
      Details and registration here.
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