Clarke Weatherspoon is the Middle School Head at San Francisco Friends School. He has 20 years of experience as an independent school teacher, diversity equity and inclusion practitioner, coach, and consultant. Clarke previously served as the Dean of Equity and Inclusion at the Urban School of San Francisco. He coached club water polo at the Stanford Water Polo Club from 2006-2019 and was awarded the Ted Newland Development Coach of the Year by USA Water Polo in 2014. Clarke currently serves as a board member of POCIS Northern California, an equity and inclusion advocacy group for educators of color in Northern California independent schools, and is a teacher trainer with the California Teacher Development Collaborative. Clarke was recently appointed to the USA Water Polo Racial Equity and Reform Task Force. He is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and holds degrees in History and Black Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters of Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. Clarke is an avid cyclist and has been a volunteer meditation instructor with the International Association for Human Values since 2008. He resides in San Francisco with his family.
PTA Educational Panel withClarke Weatherspoon During the April 27th PTA Mtg.; 7pm In partnership with PTA, Woodside Inclusion and will be hosting a session to discuss how gender impacts our experiences of diversity, equity, and inclusion at school. Our guest speaker Clarke Weatherspoon, Woodside’s DEI Consultant, will help us explore how the way we see our gender and how others see our gender can change the trajectory of our experiences, aspirations, and outcomes. This session will also give us a chance to reflect on the importance of creating positive outcomes for students of all genders. We hope you will join us for reflection, dialogue, some Q&A.
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.