Racial Equity Task Force

The Hawbridge School Racial Equity Task Force 

Mission:

The Hawbridge School’s racial equity task force examines how race and racism impact our school community through school policy and procedure, access to resources, and the experiences of our students, staff, faculty, and families. We also recognize the ways in which gender identity and sexual orientation, ability, religion, and socioeconomic status affect student outcomes and school culture. The task force seeks to address issues of racial equity within our school community and the school’s impact on the surrounding communities, and it provides research-based recommendations to administration. 

Goals:

  • Welcome and recruit a community of faculty, staff, and students that is reflective of the racial/ethnic diversity of the counties in which our families live.
  • Survey students, staff, and families to identify improvements the school can and should make to support and serve a thriving and diverse community, and review additional sources of data to identify areas in which our practices are perpetuating inequities.
  • Make recommendations to the school administration based on both this information and other needs identified by the task force.
  • Recommend professional development and other resources to help cultivate a pervasive antiracist culture.

 

Task force members:

McKenzie Chapp, Lower School Counselor
Jonathan Farmer, Teacher
Emily Martin, Dean of Students
Zoe Nahatis, Upper School Counselor 

The task force will expand in the ‘22-’23 school year to include both lower and upper school staff, families, and students.  Please contact Emily Martin (emartin@hawbridgeschool.org) if you are interested in joining.  Careful consideration will be given to ensure diverse perspectives are represented.

Additional resources:

Hawbridge demographics
Family resources (coming soon)