These groups provide internal and external support, a safe space, networking and professional development for faculty and staff of color. Lovett faculty and staff are invited to participate in the People of Color at Lovett (POCAL) and People of Color in Independent Schools Atlanta (POCIS-ATL).
Professional Development Workshops
Lovett faculty and administration form a community of professionals dedicated to learning and refining their practice in the areas of diversity and inclusion. Faculty summer reading has addressed gender, race, and social class. During the onboarding process all new faculty attend DEI training. Additional workshops are offered throughout the year to faculty and staff.
National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project
SEED is a peer-led professional development program that promotes change through self-reflection and interpersonal dialog and builds capacity for more equitable curriculum, campuses, workplaces, and communities. Lovett sponsors one or more SEED groups each year.
People of Color Conference (POCC)
The POCC, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), provides a safe space for professional development and networking for people of color and allies of all backgrounds.
Diversity Action Committee (DAC)
An internal committee, chaired by the director of multicultural programs and services, meets quarterly to discuss and review the policies and procedures that are in place to promote the principles of diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice.
Multicultural coordinators are located in each school division and serve as resources around issues of diversity, inclusion, social justice and equity.