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Crissy Cáceres

Assistant Head of School for Equity and Social Impact

Georgetown Day School (DC)

For me, the work only becomes honest when we’re able to be vulnerable about the steps that we have taken.

Crissy Caceres

Maura Farrell

Associate Head for Strategic and External Affairs

Winchester Thurston School (PA)

I want to give voice to my own perspectives, to my own principles in a stronger way than I have in the past, and I have a responsibility to do that.

Maura Farrell

Damian Jones

Head of School

Edmund Burke School (DC)

I needed to be in a place where I could be very authentic about my lived experience.

Damian Jones

Jessica Rosenbaum

Immediate Past Chair

Lowell School (DC)

Everyone has skin in the game, either because your kids are there or because you’ve seen the school do something so magical that you want to make sure that it exists for other kids.

Jessica Rosenbaum

Matt Lai

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Woodside Priory School (CA)

It’s okay to jump off the path that you think you’re supposed to be on. And it's really important to try and find meaning in your work.

Matt Lai

Jake Thurman

History and English Instructor

University High School (IN)

Seeing how [my school leadership is] able to accomplish things while not dictating things was a huge moment in reframing what school leadership looks like.

Jake Thurman

Susanna Jones

Head of School

Holton-Arms School (MD)

Our motto is, ‘I will find a way or make one,’ [and] I haven’t met a single person where that motto doesn’t come up in their lives.

Susanna Jones

Vivian English

Science Teacher

Landon School (MD)

In the collaboration and the communication and the things that we do in the classroom, [I hope] I’m able to help [students] learn the types of skills to work with people who look different, who sound different, who act different.

Vivian English