Earlier this week, the PA King Inclusion and Diversity Committee (KInD) sponsored a breakfast meeting with Head of School Karen Eshoo, who offered insight about the definitions of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Miranda Linders, Co-Chair, comments, "Dr. Eshoo began the morning with a telephone text poll to see what words came up in the audience when certain questions were asked. It was interesting to see how our audience defined words like race or ethnicity and how they thought about diversity at King. Dr. Eshoo continued with a presentation on the understanding of diversity and talked about the eight "big" identifiers; ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. She added even more identifiers; body image, educational background, academic achievement, family make up, geographic/regional background, language, learning styles and beliefs (political, social, religious)."
Libby Mattson, Alumni and King parent attended the meeting and comments, "I love this group of intensely interesting and passionate King parents. It was wonderful to hear Dr. Eshoo embrace the education approach regarding diversity while engaging the different perspectives and citing current research. So impressive! We are a blessed group of King People!"