Faculty Engage in Anti-Racism Work

Four Northwest School faculty attended the Critical Analysis of Race in Learning and Education (CARLE) Institute for a week in New York City, July 8-12, 2019. The faculty members attended through exceptional professional development grants from The Northwest School.

The CARLE Institute, which was co-founded by Northwest School Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Anshu Wahi, provides white independent school educators with the necessary historical framework, interpersonal skills, and curriculum development strategies needed to teach a diverse student population.

P.E. teacher and Ninth Grade Coordinator Ryan Griffith says CARLE was a transformative experience.

“It was so deeply meaningful to have an entire week to work in community with other educators to examine how the structures of white supremacy show up in our society, our own lives, and in schools,” says Ryan. “Along with my other colleagues who attended, I am excited to see how we bring this work to our school.”

The goal of the week-long institute is for participants to gain historical understanding of race and the development of white identity, to obtain and develop pedagogical resources for classroom use, and to increase their own individual comfort level when addressing race and racism in their classrooms and school communities.