Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
We believe that creating healing, connection, and friendship across lines of difference makes a stronger community.
The pre-kindergarten-12 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program empowers our community with stress reduction strategies, spaces for practicing the navigation of difference and sameness, and the freedom to make mistakes. It includes direct training for faculty, staff, and parents; school-based student leadership development; and ongoing practice with regional and national partners.
Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs also teaches history at The Haverford School, including electives like Modern Black Lives.
Brendon Jobs, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Inclusion lessens the pressure for competing interests, experiences, or realities to battle for dominance. More than a celebration of the kinds of difference represented in our community, inclusivity demands that together, we cultivate a community that represents us all. Preparing boys for life requires that we actively practice such methods of social empowerment and engagement.
Notes at a faculty SEED seminar.
"While fighting racism will be a long and difficult journey because of how engrained it is in many aspects of society, there are so many steps you can take in the short-term to contribute to change." - Danielle Coke
Anti-racist awareness and action is a continual process of becoming. It is fundamentally iterative.
To confront the 2020 election cycle, we need emotional intelligence in schools >
Brendon Jobs is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Haverford School, where he teaches Modern World History and Modern Black Lives in the Upper School.
A veteran educator of the Philadelphia School District, Jobs has taught since 2007. He was named a James Madison Fellow, Lehrman Fellow, National Constitution Center Annenberg Fellow, Education Pioneer Fellow. Ongoing training with Penn GSE's Racial Empowerment Collaborative and the Race Institute informs his approach to imagining and building inclusive communities.
He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University and M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.