For over a decade KiKi Davis has led our all-school DEIB efforts. Guided by our mission to celebrate diversity and ensure that each member of our community is valued as a child of God, Ms. Davis has promoted the importance of open, constructive discourse in our community. Over her tenure, she has developed a comprehensive professional development program for our faculty and staff, led the creation of student affinity groups across all three divisions, created workshops, conferences, and forums both for our students and members of the broader community, and has helped humanities teachers to integrate cultural competency skills into their curriculum. Ms. Davis has been and remains a constant resource and support system for our students, faculty, staff and families.
Understanding the need to develop more programming to support students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families and to deepen our commitment to DEIB work at SSSAS, we created the position of Associate Director of Equity and Diversity. After an extensive search we are pleased to share that Joe Wenger, longtime Upper School English teacher and current Upper School Equity and Diversity Coordinator, has been selected for this position. As DEIB work is a deep passion of his, Mr. Wenger has participated in ongoing professional development in this area over the past five years. He has also distinguished himself as a leader both inside and outside of the Saints community, having led SSSAS faculty professional development workshops and presented at the National Association of Episcopal Schools Diversity and Inclusion Conference. He will support KiKi’s work to better serve the community across all three campuses.
Longtime teacher and coach Bernard Joseph formally assumed the role of DEIB Program Assistant during the fall of 2020. He focuses on student and parent affinity group programming, serves as a liaison between our alumni and students, and continues as a mentor for faculty of color in years 2-5 at SSSAS.