Pollyanna creates discussion platforms for groups of people to explore issues of diversity, equity and inclusion;
and to share experiences and knowledge. We believe in being eternally optimistic even in the face of challenge. Pollyanna exists to be part of the solution.
February 2019 Update

Hard to believe March begins tomorrow and spring break is around the corner! Below is a quick update of our activities:

Francis Parker, San Diego, CA
FP hos ted its first conference, Windows & Mirrors : Building & Sustaining a Diverse School Community that Reflects the Student Experience , on February 2 with keynote speaker Rosetta Lee.
"What impressed me most about the students is their level of intentionality and intelligence. They’ve thought deeply about what their challenges are and how the schools can do better to support them."
~ Christen Tedrow-Harrison, Director of Diversity & Inclusion

NAIS in Long Beach, CA
If you're at the NAIS Annual Conference Reimagining Independent Schools: Tearing Down Walls, Building Capacity, and Designing Our Future, Pollyanna is at Booth 13. Please stop by!

New Schools in the Pollyanna Family
We're excited to welcome two new schools this month!
Flint Hill - Oakton, VA, intra-school conference
Ravenscroft - Raleigh, NC, independent school conference

• K-8 Racia l Literacy Curriculum
We have been meeting and speaking with many schools ready to implement this curriculum. Please reach out if you'd like to discuss further. We are on schedule to release the curriculum this April.

What’s coming up?

Francis W. Parker , Chicago, Il - W ill host an Intra-school conference at the end of March
NYSAIS Diversity Conference - We'll run a workshop on our K-8 Racial Literacy Curriculum in April
Wheeler, Providence, RI will host its first conference: Power, Privilege, Equity & Voice on April 27
Dalton, New York City, will host its ninth conference on Implicit Bias on April 27

Please be in touch if you'd like to learn more about hosting one of our two conference models, professional development opportunities, our consulting services or the K-8 Racial Literacy Curriculum.
Casper Caldarola
Francis Parker's Conference in San Diego
Pollyanna Family
 The Children's School • Atlanta, GA
The Dalton School New York, NY
Far Brook School Short Hills, NJ
NEW: Flint Hill School • Oakton, VA
Francis W. Parker Chicago, IL
Francis Parker San Diego, CA
Harvard-Westlake Los Angeles, CA
New City School • St. Louis, MO
The Pennington School - Pennington, NJ
NEW: Ravenscroft • Raleigh, NC
St. Clement's School Toronto, Canada
Town School for Boys San Francisco, CA
Vermont Academy • Saxtons River, VT
The Wheeler School Providence, RI
Contact us to join the growing list of Schools in our family.
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