Carney, Sandoe & Associates
December 9 • 12:00pm ET
Racial Justice and Inclusion in Boarding Schools: Engaging the Conversations We’re Not Having
Lawrence is the lead search consultant for CS&A’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practice. He facilitates in-house training on best practices around implicit bias and equitable decision making, and develops educational opportunities for the firm’s school partners, keeping CS&A on the razor’s edge with regard to trends and changes in the profession.
Lawrence spent a decade as a college counselor in both public and independent schools. He has worked for The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria, The Business of Sports School, Ross School (NY) and The White Mountain School (NH). During his last three years at The White Mountain School, he simultaneously served as the Director of Equity and Inclusion. Lawrence has established himself as an industry leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through his work with East Woods School (NY), Brown University, the Association ofIndependent Schools in New England (AISNE), and CS&A. He serves on the editorial board forInsight Into Diversity magazine.
Lawrence received his bachelor’s degree from Kean University in finance, and his graduate degree from Montclair State University in Counseling in Higher Education
Lisa Damour, PhD
December 8 • 4:00pm ET
Moving From Coping to Adaptation: Helping Adolescents (and Adults!) Manage the Anxiety and Stress of 2020
Lisa Damour, Ph.D. writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, is a regular contributor to CBS News, and serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Damour maintains a private practice, consults and speaks internationally, and co-hosts the podcast ASK LISA: The Psychology of Parenting.
Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Damour has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She is the author of two New York Times best-selling books: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
A Denver native, Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and then worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has held fellowships from Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, and from the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. Dr. Damour draws on years of clinical experience and the latest research to provide sound, practical guidance to girls as well as to their parents, teachers, and advocates.
Dr. Rodney Glasgow
Head of School and
President of the Glasgow Group
December 7 • 12:00pm ET
A love letter from students of color
Join Dr. Rodney Glasgow as he shares his own journey in independent and boarding schools, beginning with the 15-minute Baltimore city commute that changed his life, catapulting him into the world of double consciousness and, eventually, integration fatigue. If you want to understand more clearly the #BlackAt movement from someone who lives it every day you will want to join Dr. Glasgow as he unpacks his experience of being a student, faculty and staff member, parent and head of school during moments of increasing racial consciousness.
Dr. Rodney Glasgow is an innovative educational leader, published author, renowned keynote speaker, diversity practitioner, and current Head of School at Sandy Spring Friends School, a progressive, coed, college preparatory Quaker school serving students in preschool (age 3) through 12th grade. Rodney joined SSFS as the School’s eighth Head of School in July 2020 after nearly 20 years of experience in progressive and independent school settings as a seasoned educator and senior administrator.
Rodney is an independent school alumnus himself, a graduate of Gilman School in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and African American studies from Harvard University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University’s Klingenstein Center, and a Doctorate of Education degree from The George Washington University, Rodney has held classroom, boardroom, and administrative leadership positions at several nationally-recognized independent schools. Rodney is both a natural teacher and a lifelong learner. Rodney strives to better understand and transform learning spaces by facilitating meaningful interactions and reflections among faculty and students that expand their possibilities for growth, change, and fulfillment of purpose.
Along with his teaching and administrative experience in the independent school world, Rodney is well-known as a diversity advocate and facilitator who believes deeply in fostering a sense of belonging as a tool for nurturing brave and just spaces. He is founder and Chair of the National Diversity Practitioners Institute for educators and administrators, as well as the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference, which is attended each year by over 1800 high school students nationwide. Rodney is also President and Principal Consultant of the Glasgow Group, LLC, which works with schools, individuals, and organizations to create and promote equitable and just practices that harness the power of diversity and inclusivity. The recipient of the People of Courage Award from the City of Worcester and a featured writer in “One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better…and What Hasn’t.”
Rodney is passionate about encouraging students to find and express the fullness of their identities, and providing transformative educational environments that allow students and teachers to lead and learn together.
Savannah College of Art and Design
December 9 • 12:00pm ET
Cultivating Creativity in Critical Moments
DUKE’S BACKGROUND Duke is a leading creative and strategist in the advertising sphere, as well as a writer, filmmaker and omni-channel marketer, known for being a thought leader in the luxury branding and advertising space. He was among the first in the U.S. to employ augmented reality gaming (ARG) and episodic transmedia marketing.
Duke began his career in broadcast journalism as assignment editor at CBS and served as creative production manager at Stevens Reed Curcio & Potholm, a multi-award-winning political and corporate advertising firm, where his projects earned many awards. Duke produced several award-winning feature and short films, while earning a master’s degree at Columbia University where he was nominated for a Student Academy Award.
With the advent of social media and proliferation of digital marketing in the 2000s and 2010s, he seized the opportunity to bring luxury brands online without taking them downscale. He began publishing and giving interviews for articles on luxury brand strategy and storytelling in top-tier industry press, including Fast Company, the Harvard Business Review, The Telegraph, Luxury Society, Mashable, HubSpot and others. Duke has worked on projects for Tiffany & Co., The Government of Monaco, MasterCard, L’Oréal, Thompson Hotels, R/GA, the Texas billionaire Bass family, Majestic Realty (the largest independent real estate development company in the U.S.) and others. From 2016-18, he oversaw the rebrand of the public transportation system in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Seattle Girls' School
December 8 • 12:00pm ET
Cultural Competency in Boarding Schools:
What Leaders Need to Know