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NWAIS Educators Conference Focuses on Social Justice and Equity

Tomorrow, over one thousand independent school educators will gather at Lakeside School in Seattle to study topics of educational equity and social justice. Our regional association has assembled an outstanding lineup of keynote and featured speakers, as well as breakout sessions led by independent school teachers and program specialists.


Fall Educators Conference

Transformative Moments:
The Journey to Inclusive, Welcoming Schools


Keynote Speakers

MK Asante

Best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker, rapper, professor, and independent school grad, who CNN calls “a master storyteller and major creative force” presenting:
“How a Blank Page Saved My Life”


Steven Jones, Ph.D

One of the country’s top cultural competency experts presenting:
Manage or be Managed by our Unconscious Bias

Featured Speakers Include

Janice Toben
and Elizabeth McLeod of the Institute for Social Emotional Learning presenting:
The SEL Toolbox

Michael Gurian, New York Times Best Selling Author, presenting:
Teaching Boys Effectively and Teaching Girls Effectively

Thomas Hoerr
, Head of The New City School (St. Louis, MO) presenting:
Teaching Ferguson

Jennifer Bryan
, Ph.D. presenting:
Gender and Sexuality Diversity

Heather Clark
, Rainier Scholars and University of Washington presenting:
Navigating Culture

Rosetta Lee
, Seattle Girl’s School, presenting:
Inclusion in the Early Years and Navigating Ouch Moments

Alison Park
, Blink Consulting presenting:
Facilitating Inclusive Conversations About Diversity and Social Justice and Talking About Socioeconomic Status and Class

Maketa Wilborn
will be offering Graphic Facilitation and Facilitating World Café Networking Opportunity

Cindy Goldrich
, Ed. M., ACAC, is a Mental Health Counselor, Certified ADHD Coach and Teacher Trainer presenting:
The Impacts of ADHD and Executive Function Deficits On Your Students Learning and Behavior


Additional breakout sessions presented by your colleagues and peers.


More information at NWAIS.org