Students, Faculty Attend Conferences Focused on Diversity
From Nov. 28 through Dec. 1, six Upper School students and nine Seven Hills faculty attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference and the People of Color Conference in Nashville. Our students joined 1,600 of their peers for three days of leadership training centered around issues of equity and justice. Faculty, joined by 4,000 other educators from around the world, participated in workshops and attended speakers on a range of topics, including cultural competency, supporting students of color, selecting and teaching diverse literature, creating resilient school culture, and promoting empathy. Upper School students who participated included juniors Rosalind Roland, Hannah Kelly, and Nina Martinez-Diers, and sophomores Savoy Lackey, Christina Torlone,andHana Mahmoud. Faculty attendees included Doherty Spanish teacher John Krauss, Lotspeich third-grade teacher Kim Walden, Lotspeich Spanish teacher Megan Hayes, Middle and Upper School French and Spanish teacher Jacky Kalubi, Middle and Upper School head librarian Megan Whitt, Upper School learning support specialist and history teacher Amaris White, Upper School English teacher Marielle Newton, Upper School math teacher Anna Works-McKinney, and Upper School English teacher and equity and justice chair Nate Gleiner.