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.
- Affinity Groups
- Seek Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED)
- POC and LGBTQ+ Retreat
- Rosetta Lee's Inclusive Classroom Practices Workshop
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.
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.
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 DEI Conference and workshops that are available for our faculty and staff include: