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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.

Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Dean of Diversity and Inclusion LeRhonda Greats

LeRhonda Greats joined Berkshire in 2015 as Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, she is also 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.

Visiting Writer Series Welcomes Author, Poet Dr. Joshua Bennett

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.

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SEED

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. 

For more information, please contact any one of our SEED facilitators.

LeRhonda Greats lgreats@berkshireschool.org
Kristina Splawn ksplawn@berkshireschool.org
Anita Loose-Brown aloosebrown@berkshireschool.org 
Bill Bullock wbullock@berkshireschool.org 

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