Poet Dr. Joshua Bennet, author of The Sobbing School and Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man, finalist for an NAACP Image Award, recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the William F. Milton Fund, and the Ford Foundation, visited Berkshire on February 13th to give a reading of his poems to the School and work with our students on the craft of writing.
Diversity & Inclusion
Berkshire School strives to create a global community that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school.
LeRhonda Greats joined Berkshire in 2015 as Dean of Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, she serves as a faculty advisor, teacher in the history department and residential parent in deWindt dorm.
Before coming to Berkshire, she worked at Bryn Mawr School for Girls in Baltimore, Maryland for one year and The Hun School of Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey for 16 years. Ms. Greats served as Chair of the Computer Science Department in the upper school and middle schools, teaching robotics, web design and computer programming at The Hun School, in addition to serving as their Diversity Coordinator. Ms. Greats holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree from Liberty University where she studied educational technology and online curriculum.
Victor Li '18 and Gohta Aihara '19 lead workshops at event held at Deerfield Academy.
Berkshire's Philanthropy Outreach Program (BPOP) has awarded $10,000 to BlinkNow, an organization that works to educate and empower children in Nepal.
SEEKING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
The National SEED ProjectSM is a peer-led professional development program that creates conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward greater equity and diversity. Through the organization's methodology, SEED equips participants to connect their lives to one another and to society at large by acknowledging systems of oppression, power, and privilege.
To date, 125 students, faculty, and staff at Berkshire School have participated in SEED. Student and faculty/staff led seminars are held during the school year on a month basis.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
I AM MALALA
ONE TEACHER IN TEN IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Collins, Caprice & Govan, Ilsa
THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS
RACING WHILE BLACK
SEEDING THE PROCESS OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
Nelson, Cathy L. & Wilson, Kim A.
A DIFFERENT MIRROR: A HISTORY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA
Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda
LET'S GET REAL EXPLORING RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER IDENTITIES IN THE CLASSROOM
Caldwell, Martha & Frame, Oman
ON BEING INCLUDED
WHY GENDER MATTERS
AMERICAN BORN CHINESE
Yang, Gene Luen
CRAZY RICH ASIANS (CRAZY RICH ASIANS TRILOGY)
TOWARDS COLLECTIVE LIBERATION
NO ASHES IN THE FIRE: COMING OF AGE IN BLACK AND FREE IN AMERICA
Moore, Darnell L
SMALL GREAT THINGS
WE GON' BE ALRIGHT
BLINDSPOT: HIDDEN BIASES OF GOOD PEOPLE
Banaji, Mahzarin R.
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE: A NOVEL
WAKING UP WHITE, AND FINDING MYSELF IN THE STORY OF RACE
THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS
WHAT IS WHAT
THE GUIDE FOR WHITE WOMEN WHO TEACH BLACK BOYS 1st EDITION
Eddie Moore (Editor), Ali Michael (Editor), Marguerite W. Penick-Parks (Editor)
THE HATE U GAVE
EDUCATED: A MEMOIR
THE RACE BEAT: THE PRESS, THE CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE, AND THE AWAKENING OF A NATION
Roberts, Gene and Klibanoff, Hank