Karen is Wildwood’s Director of Equity and Inclusion. She brings with her over 30 years of dedicated service in both independent schools and at the collegiate level. An established DEI practitioner, Karen calls upon her experiences in guiding DEI initiatives, as well as admissions and college counseling, to serve the needs of all students and faculty.
Monique is a 5th grade teacher at Wildwood School. A 30-year teaching veteran, she is a founding member and current board member of SoCal POCIS (Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools). Monique passionately works to create multicultural learning opportunities that spring from her young learners’ naturally inquisitive worlds.
Sandi is a 3rd Grade teacher at Wildwood School and an original member of the MLI facilitation team. Throughout her two decades in Wildwood classrooms Sandi has fostered a love of poetry and literature in her students, enhancing their understanding of their multicultural identities and their love for learning. Sandi has also presented her and Wildwood’s work at NAIS’s People of Color Conference.
Alison is the founder of Blink Consulting and author of the Rethinking Diversity blog. Alison is the founder of Blink Consulting and author of the Rethinking Diversity blog. Since 2005, Blink has collaborated with over 90 member schools of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), along with public schools, educational access organizations, private companies and government organizations nationwide, helping to create communities where all children, youth and adults can thrive. In addition to her sessions at MLI for the past 6 years, Alison has presented at the Asian Educators Alliance, East Bay Independent Schools Association, California Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Independent Schools’ Annual, Northwest Association of Independent Schools’ Fall Educators, People of Color, People of Color in Independent Schools and White Privilege conferences.
“The time I spent at the MLI was invaluable: every aspect of the Institute mirrored the vitality, complexity, and opportunity inherent in multiculturalism, education, and organizational life. In schools, time and people are our most valuable resources, and every minute our team spent at the MLI was time well spent — for ourselves, for our school, and, most importantly, for our students and families.”
“I appreciated the expertise of each facilitator and found the activities, discussions, case studies, and school-based examples to be highly relevant to my work with teachers, school leaders and students. I also enjoyed meeting with other educators in independent and public schools from across the United States. The shared sense of purpose and commitment to developing multicultural school environments was empowering and inspiring.”
“The conference was exceptional, and well worth the time and expense to travel to California. The speakers provided graduate level training… I came away from the conference with tools that can be immediately implemented, like the use of Multicultural Guidelines for meetings and mapping social justice themes across content and the calendar year.”
“Thank you, Wildwood, for giving me language and a framework for Multicultural learning. The Institute was incredibly well organized, thoughtful and applicable; I am bringing many valuable tools back to my school.”
“MLI was fantastic. The team at Wildwood has designed an intense but thoughtful program which provides a comprehensive guideline in tackling the thorny issues of disparities, inequities, and injustices that can affect our institutions.”
“Best training I’ve ever received! So life-changing. I feel charged with a deeper understanding and new tools I can bring back to my school community as well as knowledge I can use in my personal and interpersonal relationships!”
“The MLI is an incredible balance of thoughtful and provocative activities to build self-awareness and engage each participant in this work, and organizing principles and frameworks to create change and engage others back at our schools. The atmosphere of safety and collaboration they created helped us build connections and learn from folks from other schools as well as the presenters.”
“The Multicultural Leadership Institute is one of the best learning experiences! I have gained a deeper level of knowledge, walked away with ideas to implement immediately and a desire to know more.”
Through May 1, 2021
$600 per person (3–5 participants from a school)
$650 per person (1–2 participants from a school)
After May 1, 2021
$700 per person (3–5 participants from a school)
$750 per person (1–2 participants from a school)