Black Leadership


Representation matters, especially in leadership positions. According to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) 2021-2022 Trendbook, over the past 20 years, the number of heads of color in independent schools increased from 3% to 10%. This percentage is still below the 22% of principals of color at public schools. And, excluding diversity practitioners, people of color in various leadership roles represented fewer than one in five in most independent schools. For context, in 2014-2015, there were only 30 African American school heads out of more than 1,500 member schools in the NAIS. (Note: this is data for independent schools, not including all private schools).

Check out some of the Black senior leadership in our schools -- Heads of School, Associate/Assistant Heads of School. Click on their image, name, or school to view a short bio


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