The PTA Parent Education Committee and Woodside Inclusion & Diversity Council (WIDC) provided a discussion led by Clarke Weatherspoon, Head of Middle School at SF Friends School, on “Why is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Work Critical?” Read Clarke Weatherspoon's statement HERE.
Diversity, equity and inclusion work lies at the heart of what makes communities succeed. When done well, DEI work allows us to analyze and address the formal and informal structures that limit the participation and development of all community members. Effective equity and inclusion work allows us to acknowledge blinds spots and fears and learn critical skills to create better experiences and outcomes for all.
Clarke Weatherspoon is the Middle School Head at San Francisco Friends School. He has 20 years of experience as an independent school educator, diversity equity and inclusion practitioner, educator and consultant. Clarke previously served as the Dean of Equity and Inclusion at the Urban School of San Francisco.