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DEIB Strategic Initiative

Purpose
  • CSW is a microcosm of the larger society and we have to address systemic inequities here first
  • Concerns have been voiced about racial equity on campus
  • We want to explore the experience of and give more voice to students of color
  • We want to include the community in this process. Hence the task force is comprised of board members, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alums, and parents. 
Charge
CSW's Racial Equity Task Force will define the desired outcomes for the experiences of students of color, and determine which data to collect and analyze to ensure that CSW continues to make progress on advancing racial equity. It will also analyze existing data and produce a report with findings and recommendations, which the Dean of Equity and Inclusion and the Head of School will present to the Board of Trustees.

Goals
  • Ensure student of color have equitable access to opportunity and participation in school life.
  • Make sure students of color feel supported, affirmed, and experience a sense of belonging.
  • Embrace anti-racism as a way of being: a school free of racial bias and institutional racism. 
Task Force Members

Allie Altman P'12, Trustee Meira Levinson P'24
Lace Campbell, Theatre Department Chair Fredrick Mann P'23
Lise Charlier, Head of School Bernice Ruiz, Counselor, Health Educator, Dorm Parent
Jordan Clark '05, Director of Community Programs for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Rosanna Salcedo, Dean of Equity & Inclusion
Neta Crawford P'18, Trustee Diane Scott P'23
Lindsay Gould '18 Kevin Smith, Science Department Chair
Cynthia Harmon, Trustee Folashade and Jesse Solomon P'23
Patricio Hernandez, Spanish Faculty Kareema Thomas '08
Qai Hinds '23 Rae Walker '13
Tara Keppler P'15,'18,'20, Director of Admissions Warren Wang '23 
Dmitri Kiryk'21 Anna Whitney '21

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.