George School recently announced the formation of a Faculty-Staff Committee on Inclusion, a group that will help the school better understand the richness and nuance of the George School community. Its goal is to create and nurture a community that embraces diversity as an enriching educational and cultural resource, as well as making an inclusive school community a strategic priority. “The Faculty-Staff Committee on Inclusion supports and, in some instances, leads the school’s efforts to inspire a more unbiased community,” said Marcus Ingram director of inclusion.
Under the guidance of the committee, and in partnership with the National Association of Independent Schools, George School is initiating the Assessment on Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM). AIM will be administered in two parts: first, an online survey for various constituent groups and second a self-assessment across nine discovery areas. This twenty-minute survey will be electronically distributed to current students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and trustees this month.
“Our findings will inform strategic decision making at the school and provide a baseline for understanding our own trajectory of growth in inclusiveness,” said Marcus.
A self-study component of AIM will take place between September 2018 and March 2019. Recommendations will be shared with the community in 2019.
George School looks forward to continue building its community, inclusivity, and diversity through these initiatives.