Our Wildwood, Winter 2018, Volume 42

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Wildwood’s Significant Leadership at the Annual National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference (PoCC) RASHEDA CARROLL, DIRECTOR OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION, had the great honor of serving as planning committee co-chair for the 30th Annual Southern California National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference (PoCC) in Anaheim. Rasheda spoke eloquently to more than 6,000 attendees at the opening of the conference, and she gave a rousing speech inspiring them to action in equity and justice work both in and outside the independent schools. Fifth grade teachers Monique Marshall and Sandi Crozier each led well-attended workshops at the conference. “This year’s PoCC was incredibly rewarding,” Monique said. “The personal storytelling work we did in affinity group space this year was memorable and poignant for me. Speaking to a room packed full of people from across the country all wanting to think about how to talk about race with young children, listening to my colleague Sandi speak eloquently about the power of intersectionality in the session she led, and being filled with pride at hearing our very own Rasheda speak to thousands of people at the conference opening made this PoCC one of the most memorable and powerful experiences I’ve had in my past 28 years in independent schools.” On the first conference day, several attendees from around the country spent the morning at Wildwood’s elementary campus visiting classrooms and learning about our renowned multicultural curriculum for our youngest learners. We were thrilled to host them for a meaningful exchange of ideas. Concurrent with the PoCC was the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), attended by a Wildwood student delegation consisting of Joseph B. ’21, Ryan C. ’21, Asha F. ’19, Mira H. ’21, Paulette “Ruby” S. ’19, and DeShari W. ’21. SDLC is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders from across the U.S. that focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community.

Wildwood Leads the Way in Competency- Based Transcripts HEAD OF SCHOOL LANDIS GREEN announced that Wildwood has become a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium of independent schools around the country. The consortium’s goal is to “…change high school for the betterment of students by creating and implementing a new transcript that measures mastery rather . than grades.” The Edward E. Ford Foundation awarded the Mastery Transcript Consortium a $2 million matching grant, the single largest grant the foundation has ever made, to support the creation of the technology platform. Recently, Landis spoke with The Christian Science Monitor about our role in the consortium, and Wildwood was referenced as an early adopter of “competency-based transcripts.” You can read or hear Landis’ thoughts about our role in the Mastery Transcript Consortium in The Head’s Perspective blog at wildwood.org/ masterytranscriptconsortium .

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Director of Equity and Inclusion Rasheda Carroll delivers welcome remarks at the PoCC.

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