We are delighted to announce that Tatesha Clark has been named MMFS Assistant Head of School: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The fact that we are creating this position at MMFS is a reflection of our commitment to anti-racism, not as a standalone department but as a core principle embedded in the classroom, in the curriculum, in our practices, and in our programs. The fact that we asked Tatesha to take on this position is a reflection of her dedication to anti-racism work, her love of our school and our students, and her ongoing contributions to MMFS as a member of the senior leadership team.
Since joining the faculty, Tatesha has led our growth toward becoming an anti-racist school. Among her many accomplishments: She created the affinity groups that we have for students and faculty in all three divisions as well as for families. She developed (and teaches) the Race and Identity class that’s now required for all 10th graders. She manages our anti-racist professional development opportunities by bringing in speakers and workshops. And she is a sought-after presenter at conferences.
Tatesha wanted to share, “I am excited to work alongside André and Beth in this new role, because I believe that MMFS can—and should—be a leader in anti-racism education.”
Among the many things that distinguish Tatesha are the joy and light with which she pursues the work of making Mary McDowell Friends School an anti-racist institution, even while she understands that the work is never done. We are very grateful that she has agreed to accept this leadership challenge.