Preparing Boys for Life

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What we believe

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. 

Diversity Alliance Leadership meeting

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.

Brendon Jobs, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity Alliance Executive Team, 2020-21

What we're doing

Your Sphere of Influence: Danielle Coke

"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

School-Based Overt vs. Covert Racism


Becoming Anti-Racist



Anti-racist awareness and action is a continual process of becoming. It is fundamentally iterative.


Our Team

Brendon Jobs

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Katharine Hudson

Upper School DEI Coordinator

Kerry Kettering-Goens

Middle School DEI Coordinator

Ryan Meyer

Middle School DEI Coordinator

Maureen Finlan

Lower School DEI Coordinator

Susana Lambour-Smotkin 

Faculty SEED Coordinator

Sara Barton & Cheryl Joloza

Family SEED Coordinators

Donta Evans

Director of Community Relations

@InclusiveTHS on Twitter

    News and Progress

    About Brendon Jobs

    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.

    Messages from Haverford Leadership

    Head of School: Practicing Respect, Honesty, and Courage (June 1, 2020)

    Head of School: Continuing the Work (June 18, 2020) 

    Head of School: Update on Continuing the Work (July 23, 2020) 

    Board of Trustees: Continuing the work on DEI initiatives (Sept. 29, 2020)