A school’s organizational culture—including how it approaches recruitment and retention of faculty and students from commonly marginalized and minoritized populations—has a significant impact on its financial sustainability. Through the lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion concepts, this workshop explores how decisions are made and who makes them, while also examining emergent strategies, power structures, and cultural assumptions.
Meggan Gill became Sunbridge’s director of education and organizational culture in 2021. A specialist in diversity, equity, and inclusion and a member of Alma Partners, she is also a trained Waldorf early childhood educator, with over ten years spent as a faculty member of the Brooklyn Waldorf School, as well as early childhood teaching positions at Olympia Waldorf School, New Amsterdam School, and City of Lakes Waldorf School; her leadership positions at these schools included serving on the Faculty Council and Board and as department chair. Meggan has also been active in the wider Waldorf movement as a member of WECAN’s conference planning committee, presenter and keynote at the annual WECAN conference, and member of AWSNA’s BIPOC advisory group. She also leads DEI discussions with Sunbridge teacher education students and professional development course and workshop attendees, and is a member of Sunbridge’s early childhood faculty. Meggan earned her undergraduate degree in health sciences from The Evergreen State College and her certificate in Waldorf early childhood education from Sunbridge.
Denese Giordano is a seasoned school administration professional who is currently a consultant as well as ANA coordinator for AWSNA’s mid-Atlantic region. Denese has been in the workforce for over four decades, including 34 years spent working with mission-based organizations in the non-profit independent school realm, honing her skills in program development, budget strategies, and long-term planning. She specializes in establishing healthy systems in finance, human resources, administrative operations, and outreach and development efforts. A graduate of Kenyon College, Denese completed the Foundation Studies Course at The Waldorf School of Garden City, the school from which her four daughters graduated, providing her a parent’s (client) perspective and gratitude for Waldorf education.
Presented over Zoom, there is a cap of 22 participants. This workshop will not be recorded.
Friday, March 18: 7pm-8:30pm ET
Saturday, March 19: 10am-11:30am ET and 12:30pm-2 pm ET
In order to receive a Certificate of Attendance, you must attend all three Zoom sessions.
$160 includes non-refundable $25 registration fee
Free to current Sunbridge program students
15% off for Sunbridge program graduates
15% off for schools sending two or more registrants. Should you wish to send more than four registrants from your school, please contact Barbara Vitale at 845-425-0055 x20 or [email protected].
Discount codes will appear on your registration form. Discounts may not be combined.
Please contact Barbara Vitale, admissions and summer coordinator, at [email protected] or 845-425-0055 x20
Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.