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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Items

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) represents a area critical for assessment both in the broader world and here at Landmark. The school is undertaking the following steps to evaluate and strengthen our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and programs.

  • Conduct the National Association of Independent Schools’ Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM). See below for more information.
  • Work with the Management Team and Board of Trustees toward the goals of creating and retaining a more racially diverse administration, staff, and student body and ensuring a long-term commitment to DEI work
  • Identify and partner with DEI consultant to arrange professional development opportunities to:
    • Work toward cultural competency and an antiracist culture among all constituencies at Landmark
    • Train staff on antiracist educational practices and skills to deliver an antiracist education to all students
    • Review curricula to ensure a more diverse and inclusive view of the world with an understanding of how racism is embedded in existing curricula

DEI Committee Chairs

The DEI committee represents both campuses and works directly with faculty and administrators. The Committee Chairs meet regularly to discuss programming and school wide initiatives.

  • Alli Armstrong-Javors, EMS counselor
  • Jamaal Dixon, High School Social Sciences teacher
  • Scott Jamieson, High School director of faculty recruiting
  • Ariel Martin-Cone, High School assistant academic dean
  • Jennifer Schley-Johnson, EMS Oral Expression and Literature department head

The Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM)

AIM is a comprehensive instrument designed by NAIS to evaluate diversity, multiculturalism, equity, and justice in independent schools. It is also designed to assist in strategic planning initiatives to build and sustain inclusive school communities. The process will gather information on school climate through small group discovery committees and a climate survey. Trained NAIS staff will objectively collect and process the information gathered in order to help Landmark affirm what is working on its campuses and identify what opportunities exist to advance and improve DEI practice.

Steering Committee

Bob Broudo, Claire Sullivan, Bill Barrett, Ariel Martin-Cone, Jamaal Dixon, Scott Jamieson, Alli Armstrong-Javors, Jennifer Schley-Johnson, Danielle Figueira, Beth Rowen, Katie Chhu

Two Major Steps

  • Self Assessment (March 2021)
  • Climate Survey (April 2021)