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Packer Community Read Examines History of Racism
  • Anti-Racism Resources
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Students

This past summer, students read Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Adults in the Packer community joined students in this summer reading and several have shared videos of how the book has impacted them.

IMPACT Spotlight: Building an Anti-Racist Math Curriculum
  • Curriculum
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Teaching Practices

Packer’s mathematics department has been exploring ways to address race and equity in both its curriculum and its teaching practices. This is a reflection of the teachers’ interest, as well as a response to Upper School students’ call this past summer for the re-evaluation of curriculum throughout the division.

  • Anti-Harassment/Hate Speech Work
  • Students

While students in the Upper School worked closely with administrators two years ago to write a hate speech policy to be implemented in the division, this year marked the first time that Middle School students were invited to participate in the shaping of their own divisional policy.

  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Trustees

Earlier this fall, trustees participated in a day-long training presented by the Center for Racial Justice in Education. The session helped board members deepen their knowledge about the history of race and racism in the United States and strengthen their understanding of how racial oppression, privilege, and identity affect their lives. 

Hiring Managers Learn to Recognize and Name Bias
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Hiring/Retention

As part of Packer’s Anti-Racism Action Plan, the school has made a commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining a more diversified community of school professionals. This fall, Packer’s hiring managers participated in a hands-on workshop with alumnus and human capital strategist Adeyemi Mchunguzi ’09 and his colleagues from ASMT Management

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Diversity Mission Statement

Packer believes that healthy identity development is essential to the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students. As educators, we must create an environment in which all students feel safe, challenged, celebrated, and an integral part of Packer. It is our responsibility to engage all members of our school community in understanding multiple perspectives and participating in anti-bias work. Ultimately, our goal is to prepare students to become contributing members of a multicultural and interconnected society.

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