The Wellesley Public Schools system this week is giving the public an opportunity to meet 4 finalists for the new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion position. The job listing was re-opened over the summer after the first round of finalists this past spring did not produce a hire.
The director’s responsibilities will include formulating a strategic plan to support district diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; deepen community awareness, understanding, and respect for diversity, equity and inclusion; oversee the METCO program; and work collaboratively with the A Better Chance program.
Each of the 4 new candidates will spend one-half day in the district to meet the staff, students, parents, guardians and community members. The public is invited to attend the following meetings to be held at the Wellesley Middle School auditorium.
We encourage you to check out the cover letters and resumes linked via the candidates’ names below. The candidates have diverse backgrounds and impressive credentials. But be forewarned that not all of it is pretty. Typos, grammatical errors, and one mysterious bit of experience about a job that runs from “Oct 2019 – Present.” While I wouldn’t be psyched about having my cover letters go public, I might suggest that those who do apply for jobs that require this hit up a writing expert.
Aug. 21, 8-9am – Rachel Deleveaux
Aug. 21, 1-2pm – Jabian Gutierrez
Aug. 22, 9-10am – Melissa Patrick
Aug. 22, 1-2pm – Charmie Curry
A light breakfast will be served from 8-9am.