The Wellesley Public Schools system has 3 finalists for its new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion position, funding for which was approved during Town Meeting.
The candidates include a current Wellesley High teacher, a consultant with college and high school administrative experience, and an administrator who has served as a principal and assistant principal in western Massachusetts.
An initial notification about the candidates didn’t include their names and offered up only daytime meetings. But an updated memo issued by the schools’ human resources director revealed the candidates’ names and added nighttime opportunities for members of the community to meet the candidates:
Jackie Katz May 29, 2019: 3:15 – 3:45 pm WMS Auditorium
June 03, 2019: 6:00 – 6:30 pm WMS Cafeteria
Roland Davis May 30, 2019: 3:15 – 3:45 pm WMS Auditorium
May 30, 2019: 6:00 – 6:30 pm WMS Cafeteria
Kimberlee Henry May 31, 2019: 3:15 – 3:45 pm WMS Auditorium
June 04, 2019: 6:00 – 6:30 pm WMS Cafeteria
Ryan James says
I’m concerned about these candidates:
1) A non-administrator who lists Various Professional Developments (sic) Companies in her resume
2) Someone who lasted one year as an associate dean at Harvard (https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/9/28/diversity-dean-davis-leaving/)
3) Someone who lasted a year as a HS prinicpal and who was placed on administrative leave (https://www.telegram.com/news/20181010/kimberlee-henry-principal-of-oxford-high-school-on-paid-leave)
Is this really the best we can do?
In my opinion, the school system would be much better off hiring a new director of Math and Science advancement. This whole diversity and inclusion stuff is political and does not do much to prepare these kids for an advancing society.