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. 

Brendon-Jobs-Director-of-Diversity-and-Inclusion-at-The-Haverford-School-for-boys

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs also teaches history at The Haverford School, including electives like Modern Black Lives.

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
classroom-notes-on-tolerance

Notes at a faculty SEED seminar.

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

antiracist

 

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

Resources

Our Team

Brendon Jobs

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
bjobs@haverford.org

Katharine Hudson

Upper School DEI Coordinator
khudson@haverford.org

Kerry Kettering-Goens

Middle School DEI Coordinator
kgoens@haverford.org

Ryan Meyer

Middle School DEI Coordinator
rmeyer@haverford.org

Maureen Finlan

Lower School DEI Coordinator
mfinlan@haverford.org

Susana Lambour-Smotkin 

Faculty SEED Coordinator
slambour@haverford.org

Sara Barton
Cheryl Joloza

Family SEED Coordinators 
sbarton@haverford.org
cjoloza@haverford.org

Donta Evans

Director of Community Relations 
devans@haverford.org

@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.