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Session 2: Using the Pollyanna Assessment Process to Examine DEIB Values and Narratives

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We will consider the role of the Pollyanna assessment process in bridging the gap between explicit and implicit DEIB values in their school communities. Independent schools love to tell stories about themselves. Mission statements, diversity statements, admissions, and marketing materials center on the school’s most explicitly stated values. But how do we know if our school community’s implicit values align with how we describe them officially for all the world to see? Can we know if the behaviors and beliefs of the people in our community reflect the explicit values stated in our official documents? Can we stand behind the stories we tell about ourselves, particularly with regard to DEIB efforts? This interactive workshop will feature a presentation of content, small breakout discussions, and large group considerations of “big ideas” and questions.


  • Jay Golon

    Program Designer & Facilitator, Pollyanna Inc.

    Jay is an educator with 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in independent schools. He currently works with Pollyanna’s clients to design and facilitate workshops and assessments that advance the work of equity and justice. Jay believes that all students flourish in just, equitable, and identity-safe learning environments. Ensuring that every child and family can be the fullest, most authentic version of themselves in all of their communities is at the heart of his work as an educator.

November 7, 2022
Mon 12:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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