DEI (J) Developments, Anti-Oppression, Anti-Bias Education

January 2021 PD: Anti-Oppression 101 training with Tobias Wiggins with all Waldorf Academy/CCC faculty and staff

  • February 2021: WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America) conference 100% of ECE faculty attendance: ”Black Lives Matter in Waldorf Early Childhood Classrooms and Communities” (Mirrors and Windows) 


  • Faculty Meeting prompts: What is the story of your name? Where do you call home? 


  • Faculty DEI Survey: 50% participation; positive feedback.


  • February: Faculty focus on Black History Month in the classroom; Voice Newsletter Focus and School Store. 


  • March: Desmond Cole Presentation: guest speaker to Middle school students and community presentation – over 130 guests. Full Halton faculty, AWSNA Board member


  • DEI video clips x 2 in faculty meetings from AWSNA: “What Steiner Said: Reimagining Waldorf Pedagogy” presented by senior Waldorf teachers


  • Waldorf Academy explicitly condemns anti-Asian discrimination and violence


  • DEI Resources Google Doc: ongoing resource list including curriculum, community partners, workshops, webinars, and relevant books/articles/videos
  • AWSNA Survey on school climate. Data central to AWSNA strategic plan. April 12th to April 30th.
  • ALMA Partners hired – Consultant. PD workshop August and October to learn about anti-bias education
  • Shifting to DEIJ – Justice
  • AWSNA conference on Social Renewal June, 2021
  •  DEIJ Faculty co-ordinator role