The 2018 MAESA Members Meeting, Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10a.m. will be hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Join MAESA member schools’ heads, chaplains, and senior administrators for networking and learning. Lunch will be provided by CapX Solutions. We encourage you to stay for lunch as we continue our learning in smaller groups. RSVP to Katherine Murphy, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of your schools’ attendees.
Our keynote speaker, Mr. Rodney Glasgow, Head of Middle School and Chief Diversity Officer at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac, MD, will speak and facilitate a conversation on:
Building and Sustaining a Diverse School Community: As our schools hold true to their Episcopal values and their commitments to harvesting a diverse learning and working environment, our morning together will explore the foundations of an inclusive school community. We will discuss key concepts as implicit bias, identity development, and child development, applying our learning age appropriately to K-12 settings. We will also discuss how to approach difficult conversations and situations around issues of diversity, and how to keep all constituencies – students, faculty, parents, and even board of trustees – moving forward together on diversity efforts, as well as how to balance voices and perspectives within our school communities. Our morning will be an exploration of the critical question: What is the role of Episcopal schools in the work of diversity?
Rodney Glasgow is a noted speaker, facilitator, trainer and activist in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice and has given a number of keynote presentations, delivered workshops, and offered consultation to schools and organizations nationwide. He was a member of Call-to-Action, the advisory board to the Vice President of Equity and Justice for the National Association of Independent Schools. He is an advisory board member for the Family Diversity Projects, Inc. and serves as Chair of the Diversity and Education Committee of the Board of Trustees for Sheridan School in Washington, DC. He is one of the founding members and now Chair of the National Association of Independent School’s annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a 25 year-old training ground drawing over 1600 high school students nationwide. In 2014, Rodney launched the National Diversity Practitioners Institute, an intensive summer program that is now a highly respected professional development opportunity for school leaders. Rodney is a featured writer in the book Diversity in Independent Schools, and he wrote the prologue for the recently released One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better…And What Hasn’t. Rodney received the 2008 People of Courage Award from the City of Worcester for his work.
Rodney is a graduate of Harvard University with a joint degree in Afro-American Studies and Psychology, holds a Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership from Columbia University, and is currently working on a Doctorate of Education in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University. Rodney is also an independent school alum, having graduated from Gilman School in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. An experienced educator, trainer, and administrator for students and faculty in grades kindergarten through post-graduate, Mr. Glasgow has been the Diversity Coordinator at Graland Country Day School, Assistant Head of Upper School and Director of Diversity for Worcester Academy, and is currently the Head of Middle School and Chief Diversity Officer at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD.
Our annual meeting and luncheon allows heads of school, chaplains, division directors, directors of admission and communication, advancement and others on your school’s leadership team to network and communicate with like-minded professionals in our Episcopal schools. MAESA continues to look for meaningful ways in the future to connect our member schools’ faculty and administrators throughout the year.