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Feb
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Inspiring Civility

Parker Families:

As part of Parker’s Third Decade commitment to building a diverse student body and staff, we’ve accepted an invitation from Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) to participate in a pilot project this spring; the project focuses on professional development for teachers and advisors and builds on work led at Parker by teachers in the Race and Equity Group over the past three semesters. The Race and Equity Group’s purpose statement is In order to live out our commitment to the 10th Common Principle of Democracy and Equity, we will create, develop, and facilitate meaningful professional development for faculty. This will be designed to support staff as we explore perspectives on race, equity, and privilege so that together, we are better prepared to do strong and actionable anti-racist work with, and on behalf of, our students and future students. The Race and Equity Group led August discussions of the staff-wide summer reading book, Between the World and Me, and will continue to facilitate our institutional learning over time.

FHAO’s mission … to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry… resonates strongly with Parker’s current, teacher-led equity work. The pilot project is called Inspiring Civility; Parker is one of eight schools invited to participate. Parker faculty will begin working with FHAO during our remaining professional development afternoons in February.

Thank you for your word-of-mouth efforts in advance of Parker’s enrollment lottery, which was held earlier this week! We received two hundred eighty (280) applications, up slightly from 270 last year.  Thanks also to the dozens of parent volunteers who participated in informational panels for prospective students and their families, planted signs in their yards, or otherwise helped out during enrollment season.

~Todd

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