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Head of School Coffee Chat recording from November 2

During the Zoom call on November 2nd, Stephanie Montgomery and Maggie Davis joined Tao Smith to talk about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Gould. 
Ms. Montgomery introduced herself and welcomed the group, and then asked Ms. Davis to tell the story of how Gould's DEI Task Force formed three years ago to show the historical context of her role. She explained the successes she has had this year, the work she is doing with our community, and the outreach she does with a lot of individuals and groups.

Mr. Smith added his thoughts about how transformational the DEI work has been for Gould this year, how much it has improved our community and our school, and how it's not always easy work. He explained the "Golden Rule 2.0", gave examples of some of the professional development training Gould has done for employees, and talked about the next steps for the DEI Task Force. 

Parents asked other questions about the Planned Parenthood trainings, final exam schedule, campus departure logistics, and registering for AP exams. 

Lindsay Legare talked about holiday travel plans for students, why we usually have students return to campus on a Monday rather than on the weekend, and what the winter class schedule will look like with athletics in the morning instead of in the afternoon. 

The recording of November's Head of School Coffee Chat can be found here (Please note that this link will expire on December 4th.) We had an issue with Zoom, people were having trouble getting onto the call, so the recording begins at the point where we had finally settled in and moved on from Tao Smith's welcome message to Stephanie Montgomery's introduction.

The next call will be on December 7, 2022. 
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