Nov 27 - Nov 29
We honor and celebrate a range of cultures, backgrounds, talents, experiences, and opinions in our students, faculty, and administration, always seeking to expand our world view and create a community of sensitivity, openness, and acceptance. Pine Crest does not tolerate hateful, disrespectful, or discriminatory language or behavior by any member of our School; there is no place on our campus for bigotry, racism, or prejudice of any kind.
An inclusive environment is one where students feel safe and welcome. They must have a sense of belonging and purpose. At Pine Crest, we believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our students is being accepted in truth and authenticity. We want our students to feel valued and included by faculty and staff, but most significantly, by one another. When students are exposed to a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, they learn to think critically, to challenge their assumptions, and to explore alternative approaches and solutions. As the late Dr. Maya Angelou taught us, "In diversity there is beauty and there is strength." Pine Crest students are the future leaders of our diverse global community.
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ms. Pendergast will work closely with Dr. Markham and a core committee, consisting of:
Mr. David Clark, Boca Raton Head of School
Dr. Whitney Walters-Sachs ’92, Vice President of School & Legal Affairs
Dr. Amy Varo-Haub, Fort Lauderdale Head of Middle School and Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Ms. Sashah Ramirez, Boca Raton Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison and First Grade Teacher II