TEE Special Programming For 2016

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS…

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company is performing at The Equity Exchange.  The Black Rep will perform “Elephant in the Room: Ethnicity, Diversity, Gender & Culture” on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  The “Elephant in the Room” takes a closer look at obvious truths that go ignored or unaddressed and moves beyond simple tolerance to fully embracing and celebrating our differences. The performance seeks to offer concrete ways to engage the audience in discussion, reflection and action.

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An impressive line-up of business leaders who will participate in The Equity Exchange Business Panel on Thursday, July 28.  Panelists will give their perspectives on questions like - Is the world of work really and truly changing?  If so, what kind of education and skills are required of workers to succeed in this new world? Is there a need to alter our education systems in order to “build better students” and ensure that workers have the necessary education and skills? They will expound upon qualities they look for in prospects, and provide suggestions on how to enhance students’ school experience to better prepare them for the demands of the work force, especially in the context of cultural, global, and intercultural competency.

Our featured panelists include:

·       Kelvin R. Westbrook, Corporate Director, ADM and T-Mobile.  Board Chair, BJC Healthcare (largest employer in St. Louis region)

·       Joe Reagan, President & CEO, St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce

·       Stephanie Hosler, Partner, Bryan Cave (an international law firm)

·       Emily Pitts, Principal, Inclusion & Diversity at Edward Jones

The Equity Exchange is an intimate cohort of experienced administrators, staff, teachers and practitioners in public and private schools. 

Combining theory and practice, facilitators will share methods that strengthen participant abilities to lead strategic initiatives toward systemic change.

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There is still space available, and we are extending our registration date until all spaces are filled.  We encourage you to register at The Equity Exchange

Feel free to share this offering with other public/private colleagues in your network.

Sad News

The Equity Exchange was privileged to have Dr. John Chubb share his wisdom with the inaugural cohort in July 2015. As a national leader on education and school improvement, Dr. Chubb shared with us the challenge and reward of pursuing equity and justice in all school settings public, charter and independent. While saddened by his passing, we are forever appreciative for his contributions in support of The Equity Exchange and more importantly every student, family and school his leadership and work continue to reach. We hope you will join us in honoring his life.

Below are the arrangements announced by NAIS with additional links offering more information...

So that all who would like to attend or participate may do so, here is information about funeral services, condolences, and memorial donations for NAIS President John Chubb. He passed away November 12.

All of us at NAIS are grateful for the time we have had with John. We will celebrate his life and legacy at the NAIS People of Color Conference in December and at the NAIS Annual Conference in February.

- For more on John's life and work, view the NAIS Bulletin.

Exciting News From The Equity Exchange

IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER…

We are pleased to announce that James Ferg Cadima, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, will be leading our module on Discipline in public and private schools: Policies, practices and impacts.

We are also excited about a very impressive line-up of business leaders who will participate in The Equity Exchange Business Panel on Thursday, July 30. The panelists will give their perspectives on the qualities they look for in students entering their respective industries, and provide suggestions on how to enhance students’ school experience to better prepare them for the demands of the work force, especially in the context of cultural, global, and intercultural competency.  

Our featured panelists include:

  • Kelvin R. Westbrook, Corporate Director, ADM and T-Mobile. Board Chair, BJC Healthcare (largest employer in St. Louis region)
  • Joe Reagan, President & CEO, St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Bob Newmark, Managing Partner, Bryan Cave (an international law firm)
  • Sharon Harvey Davis, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Ameren (energy utility)

The Equity Exchange is an intimate cohort of experienced administrators, staff, teachers and practitioners in public and private schools. 

The Exchange will bridge theory and practice to explore concepts, methods and skills that will strengthen participants’ abilities to lead strategic initiatives and facilitate tough systemic conversations.

The Exchange will provide space, community, safety, support and structure for participants to engage in essential public/private conversations about the future state of our practice.

There is still space available, and we are extending our registration date until all spaces are filled. We encourage you to register at The Equity Exchange

Additionally, feel free to share this offering with other public/private colleagues in your network who have 5+ years of experience, administrative, planning, programming or leadership responsibilities in their school/district, particularly in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, cultural/global/intercultural competency. Alternatively, send us their names (and contact information) so that we can send a personal invitation.

News From The Equity Exchange

One of the 2015 Exchange highlights will be an Educators Panel consisting of leaders from both private and public schools. During the panel discussion, we will address the opportunities and challenges experienced in both environments.  Panelists will address questions derived from earlier sessions around perceptions and stereotypes commonly associated with public and private school education.

Our featured panelists include:

  • Dr. John Chubb, President, National Association of Independent Schools
  • Dr. Kelvin Adams, Superintendent,  Saint Louis Public Schools
  • Dr. Maureen Dowling, Director, Office of Non-Public Education,  U.S. Department of Education
  • Brittany Packnett, Executive Director, Teach for America - St. Louis
  • Andy Abbott, Head of School, John Burroughs School

The Equity Exchange is an intimate cohort of experienced administrators, staff, teachers and practitioners in public, private, and independent schools. 

The Exchange will bridge theory and practice to explore concepts, methods and skills that will strengthen participants’ abilities to lead strategic initiatives and facilitate tough systemic conversations.

The Exchange will provide space, community, safety, support and structure for participants to engage in essential public/private conversations about the future state of our practice.