Resources and Scholarship

Each year, faculty examine their own curriculum and reflect on opportunities to update their teaching with relevant resources. Faculty work continuously to research, categorize, and share the latest work related to multiculturalism and equity. Faculty across all divisions attend relevant conferences and bring back new resources to share with their colleagues. The result is our Multicultural Resource List and Multicultural Lending Library. The work in this area is never complete, and these resources are continually reviewed and revised.


The Multicultural Lending Library is a thoughtfully curated resource for teachers of all ages about diversity from a variety of perspectives, including (but not limited to) race, religion, gender, sexuality, learning differences, culture, history, and social justice. The resources include research-based scholarship, books for children, parenting books, and historical and/or sociological reflections. Titles in the library include:

  • Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope, by Bell Hooks
  • Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents, by Ian A. Canino and James Spurlock
  • Boys Into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage Sons, by Nancy Boyd-Franklin and A.J. Franklin, Ph.D.
  • The Moral Intelligence of Children, by Robert Coles
  • The Jacket, by Andrew Clements
  • I Wish My Teacher Knew, by Kyle Schwartz
  • Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us, by Claude M. Steele
  • No: Why Kids of All Ages Need to Hear It, by David Walsh

A firm believer that education is a lifetime endeavor, Virginia Connor, Head of School, requires that every faculty member participates in professional development each year. Examples of faculty professional development related to diversity and inclusivity from the past three years includes:

  • NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute
  • W.A.R.E. (White Anti-Racist Educators monthly seminars)
  • Women’s Leadership Seminar
  • Diversity Education and Justice in Curriculum (NYSAIS)
  • White Privilege Conference
  • People of Color Conference
  • Teaching Boys (NYSAIS)
  • Teaching Girls (NYSAIS)
  • National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)