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 School 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 Heads of School out of more than 1,500 member schools in the NAIS. (PLEASE NOTE: this is data for independent schools, not including all private schools).
Below are some of the Black senior leaders in our schools nationwide - Heads of School and Associate/Assistant Heads of School.
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If you notice someone is missing from this growing list of school leadership, or if some information needs updating, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Last Updated: February 27, 2023)
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