Diversity Leadership


Diversity Leadership Council

The Diversity Leadership Council is a group of faculty, staff, and administrators committed to ensuring that multicultural education is infused in all aspects of school life. Our work is guided by the following beliefs:

  • We acknowledge that we have an individual cultural framework that influences what we do, think, and believe
  • Multiple perspectives regarding all aspects of school life must be examined in order for us to build cultural competency and be an excellent school

The Diversity Leadership Council works diligently to ensure that all members of the Garrison Forest community embrace these two very important ideas. Our outstanding teachers understand that the information we impart to students is biased by our personal experiences. Exploring divergent viewpoints allows us to be better educators and to responsibly prepare our students to live in a global society.

The Diversity Leadership Council will:

  • engage the community in curricular and co-curricular programs that reflect the diversity of our community and the world
  • assist with recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse faculty
  • assist with recruiting, enrolling, and retaining a diverse student body

Student Diversity Leadership Council

The Student Diversity Leadership Council (SDLC) is an Upper School group that explores various culturally relevant topics.

Upper School affinity groups include: the Black Awareness Club, the Jewish Student Association, the Gay/Straight Alliance, the International Student Club, Chapel Coordinators, the French Club, the Spanish Club, and the Latin Club.

Middle School clubs associated with the Office of Mulicultural Affairs are the Diversity Club and Sisters in Unity (an affinity group for students of color in the Middle School).

Connections is a club for Grades One through Five that meets once a month to learn about other cultures and foster relationships between students in the Lower Division and students in the Upper School.

The highlighted cultural events of our year include: "Community Connections, A Day of Celebration," the Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and the Multicultural Potluck Dinner.

2014-15 Diversity Leadership Council


Stacie Muñoz

Andrea Vestpoint

Faculty Representatives:

Katie Baughman, Upper School 
Meredith Klein, Middle School
Liz Schindler, Lower School

Counselor Representatives:

Elena Michelson, Upper School
Lisa Fleck, Middle School
Shondra Cowling, Lower School

For Parents

The Multicultural Committee of the Parent Association organizes events for the community around multicultural themes.

2014-15 Parent Association Multicultural Representatives: Judy Alexander, Chair and Khedra Lyles, Assistant Chair