Mark Mitchell - National Association of Independent Schools
Tackling issues of class and money in independent schools is an increasingly critical element of strong school leadership in building diverse and inclusive communities. When creating a class-diverse student body, school leaders must define what “socio-economic” or “class” diversity means and why it matters to the school community. But articulating and achieving that diversity is just step one. The most effective leaders move their school communities from simply being economically diverse to truly inclusive. When you enroll students from all along the economic spectrum, you need resources, programs, and support systems that create and strengthen each student’s critical sense of belonging. Join this conversation to explore why and how the enrollment leader should partner with business office colleagues to help lead the economic diversity and inclusion values and practices that will drive schools forward.
Jennifer Hillen, CPA, CGMA, Chief Learning Officer, National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
Mark Mitchell, Vice President, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)