DEI MISSION STATEMENT

The Rivers School believes that developing a sincere appreciation for and understanding of diverse perspectives, experiences, and identities is integral to achieving its broader mission of preparing students to lead and live in a world that “needs their talents, imagination, intellect, and compassion.” We embrace difference in its myriad forms, encourage every individual to be their authentic self, and value the inherent dignity of every member of our community. As we confront issues of injustice, prejudice, and bigotry in the world around us, we challenge all members of our community to engage in courageous conversations that require us to speak across difference of experiences and opinions, to examine our individual and collective privilege, to ask hard questions, and to seek solutions to complex global issues.

MEET THE DEI TEAM

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Katie Henderson

    Katie Henderson 

    Acting Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, English, 10th grade seminar
    339-686-2265
    University of Pennsylvania - MEd
    University of Pennsylvania - BA
    Bio
  • Photo of Andrea Diaz

    Andrea Diaz 

    History Department Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies, US Coordinator of DEI
    339-686-2420
    Boston University - MA
    Brown University - BA
  • Photo of Sydnie Schwarz

    Sydnie Schwarz 

    Humanities, MS DEI Coordinator
    339-686-2284
    Swarthmore College - B.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Karin Narcisse

    Karin Narcisse 

    Assistant Director of Admissions, Diversity Outreach Coordinator
    339-686-2255
    College of the Holy Cross - BA
    University of Massachusetts - MEd
    Bio
  • Photo of Chantel Jordan

    Chantel Jordan 

    Upper School Math; DEI Student Life; Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach
    UMass/Boston - B.S.