Back to School 2023-24: Update #2
Last Updated: August 15, 2023
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We are excited to welcome Claire Galloway-Jones as our new Senior Director of Educational Equity!
Ms. Galloway-Jones previously served as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the Milton Public Schools. Before her work in Milton, she served as the METCO Program Director for nine years for the Sharon and Bedford School Districts and Boston Public Schools as an Instructional Math and Change Coach attached to the Academic Superintendent Teams.
Ms. Galloway-Jones will lead the development of a clear district mission committed to Educational Equity aligned with PSB core values and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Educational Vision. In collaboration with the Office of Teaching and Learning and Student Services, the Office of Educational Equity will remove student barriers and work to ensure that equity is the foundation and the umbrella for all of our work.
Additionally, she will create and manage ongoing professional learning experiences for teachers, staff, and administrators. Oversee equitable access, process, treatment, and student outcomes; by partnering with students, families, and community members in a collective effort intentionally focusing on dismantling systemic racism.
Ms. Galloway-Jones received her Masters of Urban Education from Wheelock College, is a proud HBCU attendee, and is a METCO Program K-12 Alumna of Lincoln Public Schools and Lincoln Sudbury. She is committed to servant leadership, an Inaugural Board member of the Association of Massachusetts School Equity Leaders (AMSEL), the Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education (MPDE) President, and a proud Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc member.
Equity Resources at PSB
The Brookline Educators for Educator Diversity (BEED) team seeks to diversify our faculties and staff by committing strategic action steps to recruiting, onboarding, and retaining individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds…(learn more)
SEED leaders are community organizers, educators, and social service providers. They can facilitate conversations in classrooms, local libraries, multi-site organizations, online, and beyond with the common goal of working toward social justice and a commitment to wholeness, wellness, and just relationship with others…(learn more)
Affinity Groups are a collective that provides a safe space to address issues of identity and equity within the Public Schools of Brookline community. PSB's BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Anti-racist, white affinity spaces are dedicated to bonding, healing, and finding joy within our workplace…(learn more)
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