In its continued committment to diversity training, St. Andrew’s and the CTTL sent four employees to the 28th annual People of Color Conference(POCC). In 2006, the NAIS board affirmed that the focus of the People of Color Conference be on “…providing a sanctuary and networking opportunity for people of color and allies in independent schools as we build and sustain inclusive school communities.”
For the second year, the CTTL served as a sponsor for the annual event which drew 4,300 independent school professionals together for general sessions with keynotes, dozens of practitioner-led workshops, extensive affinity group work, and dialogue sessions.
The conference delegates were: Dr. Yolanda Rolle, Math Teacher and CTTL Researcher, Chaplain Patricia Alexander, MS and US Chaplain and Religion and English Teacher, Edgar Reyes, Digital Media Teacher, and Danielle Collins MS and US Diversity Coordinator and Assistant Director of Communications.
PoCC, according to NAIS, 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.
POCC runs concurrently with the Student Diversity Leadership conference (SDLC).