Dr. Howard Stevenson Visits District for Diversity Training
Renowned professor, Dr. Howard Stevenson, visited Cheltenham School District on Monday, February 13th for the first of two dynamic diversity training sessions. Dr. Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor for Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. His research and clinical work has centered on teaching racial literacy skills to youths and adults alike. As a special consultant to the district, Dr. Stevenson is training a cadre of students and teachers to facilitate follow up sessions for his upcoming February 17th professional development session. The student trainees in Dr. Stevenson's cadre come to us from Abington Friends School (AFS) as a pre-established group that's delving deeply into issues around equity and access under the guidance of Ms. Toni Graves Williamson, AFS Assistant Head of School for Equity and Inclusion. Their involvement as facilitators for our upcoming PD represents a burgeoning partnership between CSD and AFS and provides a blueprint for our school district to follow as we seek to strengthen and support student voice and activism within our own student body.