Facilitators/Consultants/Diversity Trainings & Workshops

Based in the New York/ NY Metro area:

  • Dr. Sandra (Chap) Chapman's approach weaves together her 27 years as an educator and leader. She draws on her scholarly work and research, her extensive professional work with varied school communities, and her passion for helping all community members feel a strong sense of belonging. (Chap Equity - http://www.chapequity.com/)
    Whether Dr. Chap is working one-on-one with a diversity practitioner or classroom teacher, alongside a team of parents to deliver a challenging conversation for their school, or running meetings for faculty, she aims to design sessions that help each member of the community find their voice and work together to build a stronger and more inclusive community. Dr. Chap’s work is rooted in her belief that, through teamwork, we can;
    • Learn more about the equity, diversity, and community needs of your environment;
    • Discuss and discover the foundational research needed to address community needs;
    • Create conversations that support individuals where they are and confront barrier issues to build inclusive communities;
    • Create actionable steps towards building stronger inclusive communities.
  • Kavery Kaul – Kavery Kaul (Director and Producer)  She recently completed the nonfiction feature Long Way from Home, which interweaves the eloquent, heartfelt stories of three young girls, Asian-American, Arab-American, and African-American, in their first encounter with diversity, as newcomers at top schools. This film tackles a timely theme: if one's sense of community has always been based on the sameness of those within, how do we rethink "belonging" to include differences? (www.kaverykaul.com )
  • Joe-Joe McManus - Dr. McManus’ experience includes multicultural teacher education, curriculum development, educator mentoring, leadership and organizational development. He has lectured, served on panels, presented, and consulted in the U.S. and internationally for nearly two decades. (www.drjoejoe.com )
  • Patricia Romney - Dr. Patricia Romney is President and Founder of Romney Associates. For the last thirty years Pat has consulted with individuals and organizations throughout the US and Europe. Using her finely honed assessment skills as a starting point for change efforts, she has assisted organizations in the areas of diversity, community building, conflict resolution, and leadership development. She is also a much sought after speaker and dialogue facilitator. (www.romneyassociates.com) 

Based in other areas:

  • Jennifer Bryan - Independent schools are increasingly compelled to address issues of diversity in an informed and thoughtful manner. Dr. Bryan helps schools assess, understand and explore how issues of gender, sexual identity, and sexual orientation relate to school life. She also helps schools address the needs of students who come from increasingly diverse family structures. (www.jenniferbryanphd.com )
  • Linda Darling-Hammond - Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University. Darling-Hammond’s research, teaching, and policy work focus on educational policy, teaching and teacher education, school restructuring, and educational equity. (ldh@stanford.edu )  
  • Lisa Delpit - Lisa Delpit is the director of the Center for Urban Educational Excellence and the Benjamin E. Mays Professor of Urban Educational Leadership at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Her most recent book is Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. (ldelpit@gsu.edu )
  • Kevin Jennings - Kevin Jennings is a writer, a teacher, and a leader in the fields of K-12 education and civil rights. As more educators and students began contacting him for help, Kevin saw a need that wasn’t being met and in 1990 founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (www.GLSEN.org), a local volunteer group in the Boston area bringing together LGBT and straight teachers, parents, students and community members who wanted to end anti-LGBT bias in the state’s K-12 schools. (www.kevinjennings.com)   
  • Paul Kivel – Paul Kivel is a trainer, activist, writer and a cofounder of the Oakland Men's Project. He has personally developed and conducted hundreds of workshops, training thousands of teens and adults on such topics as male/female relationships, alternatives to violence, racism, family violence and sexual assault, parenting, and diversity issues. He has worked with public and private schools and universities, government agencies, youth recreation and leadership programs, and with community based organizations. (www.paulkivel.com )
  • Gloria Ladson-Billings - Gloria J. Ladson-Billings is an American pedagogical philosopher, author, scholar, and teacher educator, and is on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education. Ladson-Billings addresses the issues of educational incongruity in African American children in the 21st Century within her book The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African-American Children. (gjladson@wisc.edu ) 
  • Enid Lee - Enidlee Consultants specializes in anti-racist education and organizational change. The guiding principal of this company is that in order to build multicultural organizations and societies, racism must be confronted. (www.enidlee.com)
  • Beverly Daniel Tatum - Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a renowned expert in the psychology of racism. Currently serving as president of Spellman College, Dr. Tatum is a clinical psychologist. Her areas of interest include black families in white communities, racial identity, and the role of race in the classroom. (btatum@spelman.edu )
  • Tim Wise – Tim Wise is among the most respected anti-racist writers and educators in the U.S., having spoken in 48 states and on over 400 college campuses.  He has trained teachers as well as corporate, government, media and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling institutional racism. (www.timwise.org )
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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