DEI Work Is Tech Work

Tech leaders are key leaders and innovators in their schools, and are thus in a unique position to support school engagement regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 

ATLIS DEI Web Resources

ATLIS DEI Initiatives

coverDiversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at ATLIS have grown over the past several years. Conference sessions have broadened, and our virtual conferences in 2020 and 2021 each had its own strand of DEI & Tech sessions. In addition, ATLIS devoted the 2018 edition of the journal Access Points to the topic. In its 2021 Compensation Report, ATLIS began to track issues of gender and ethnicity with regard to school leadership structures and salary. ATLIS Reads has incorporated discussions of BLINDSPOT: The Hidden Biases of Good People and Race After Technology as part of its initial two years of programming.

Even as conversations around DEI escalated during several seasons of racial reckoning in this country, the ATLIS Board had already focused its attention on DEI in relation to technology leadership in independent schools. In 2019, the ATLIS Board adopted astrategic plan that specifically led to the development of a DEI Advisory Committee that would work with the Board on equity issues.

The DEI Advisory Committee's charter states: "The mission of the DEI Advisory Committee is to support ATLIS as it strives to be an organization where all individuals and independent school communities join together to support one another and work together to deliver the best educational environment possibl
e for today’s learners."

ATLIS DEI Advisory Committee

Marsha Maxwell, Atlanta International Committee, GA
John Yen, Polytechnic University, CA

Wesley Brown, Lovett School, GA
Gayle Cole, Viewpoint School, CA
Ida Dahan, Marlborough School, CA
Jeffery Flagg, Highpoint Academy, CA
Mike Gwaltney, ISM
Hubert Ham, The Hockaday School, TX
Gabrielle Hernan, Boulder Country Day School, CO
Larry Kahn, Trinity Valley School, TX
Vivian Liao, Athenian School, CA
Chanel Malik, Lowell School, DC
Daniel McGee, Laurel School, OH
Kailen Song, Woodside Priory School, CA
Adam Van Auken, Stevenson School, CA
Brad Wright, Westside Neighborhood School, CA

ATLIS DEI Resources

DEI & Technology,ATLIS Clearinghouse
ATLIS 2021: Undaunted, DEI Programming from the ATLIS Virtual Conference

Coming Soon

The Staff and Board at ATLIS understand that DEI work is critical and ongoing. To that end, we announce the following:

  • DEI Roundtable” to be published in the Fall 2021 edition of Access Points
  • DEI Summit: Conversations in Context, December 8, 2021, 3:00 pm Eastern