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August 8, 2023, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
August 9, 2023, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
August 10, 2023, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

Institute for New Teachers of Color in Independent School at the Gordon School


The Gordon School
45 Maxfield Ave, East Providence, Rhode Island

Tuesday, August 8th through Thursday, August 10th
three full days, lunch included, 9am to 3pm
The Gordon School, East Providence, RI

As faculties at independent schools become increasingly diverse, it is critical that new teachers of color receive the support they need to thrive in their roles.

We are offering an intimate three-day conference for new teachers of color. Participants will be reflecting on where they are in their career journeys, learning about independent school culture, honing their craft as educators, and developing personal mission statements to ground them as they navigate the next year. Mentorship will also be an important piece of the conference. Participants will be matched with an advisor who will support them through the institute and beyond. Sessions will be facilitated by Alethea Dunham-Carson, Will Gilyard, Betty Noel, Susan Yao, and guest speakers including Dr. Noni Thomas López, Head of the Gordon School.

Sessions will take place from 9am to 3pm on Tuesday, August 8th through Thursday, August 10th. We welcome all teachers who identify as people of color, who are in their first or second year at an independent school, and who are looking for a supportive cohort and mentorship to set them up for success. We also invite experienced teachers who are joining the independent school world to consider joining us.

$495 tuition includes books and lunch each day