Faculty & Staff Programs

University Prep values our faculty and staff. On top of our generous professional development, we offer on-campus programming, workshops, and off-campus opportunities related specifically to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that personal development in one's understanding and experience in DEI will naturally be translated into how one works with students.

On-Campus

Affinity Groups

  • People of Color,
  • LGBTQ+,
  • White Anti-Racist Educators

Seek Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED)

Our SEED program is in it fourth year. SEED participants meet monthly with two faculty facilitators. Starting the 2018-2019 school year, as part of our ITIP professional development model, teachers are asked to participate in SEED for a school year every other ITIP cycle.

POC and LGBTQ+ Retreat

As a gesture of our School's commitment to DEI and the well being of our diverse faculty and staff, at the beginning of each school year we offer a day-long retreat for all faculty and staff members who identify as a person of color and/or queer. The purpose of the retreat is to create community and support for each other, and develop positive identity exploration towards the larger goal of creating an inclusive and thriving learning environment for all. Substitutes are provided for those who choose to attend the retreat.

Rosetta Lee's Inclusive Classroom Practices Workshop

Since 2016, all of our faculty have attended Rosetta Lee’s Inclusive Classroom Practice workshop. Every school year, she conducts the workshop for new faculty members and faculty members who would like a refresher.

Off-Campus

People of Color Conference

In connection with NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference, we take eight to twelve faculty and staff members to the NAIS People of Color Conference (PoCC) each year. According to NAIS, “PoCC equips educators at every level, from teachers to trustees, with knowledge, skills, and experiences to improve and enhance the interracial, interethnic, and intercultural climate in their schools, as well as the attending academic, social-emotional, and workplace performance outcomes for students and adults alike.”

Other Conferences/Workshops