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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Porter-Gaud is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable community in which all individuals can participate in and contribute to the life of the school, regardless of race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, or any other aspect of their identity. We actively work to gain a deeper understanding of difference and how we honor it in our daily lives at school.

At Porter-Gaud, we embrace diverse cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and differences that enliven, broaden, and deepen who we are.

Upcoming Events for DEI Conversations

  • Zoom Conversations to Listen, Share Ideas, and Engage with our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. Interested alumni are invited to continue these important conversations and contribute their voices on Monday, July 6 at 12:00 pm EST and/or Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 pm EST.  Please use this link to RSVP.  A meeting link will be sent to you. 
     

  • Thursday's forum will start with a review of the alumni concerns shared in the June letter to the Head of School DuBose Egleston and board members. Concerns included: 1) Curriculum 2) Black faculty hiring  3) Antiracism programming 4) Admissions and financial aid. We will also address questions that were submitted during Monday's Zoom meeting or online to us. Lastly, we will open up the forum for discussion, questions, and would like to hear from our alumni. We would especially love to hear from our Black alumni and other alumni of color. 
     

  • Thursday's conversation will be moderated by Terra Burke, Director of Multicultural Affairs and John Pearson, Director of Diversity, and include panelists Wanda Boyd, Board of Trustees Chair of Diversity Committee, DuBose Egleston, Head of School, Julie Ellison, Head of Lower School, Audrey Holsten, Academic Dean, Ken Hyde, Director of Admission and Enrollment, Chris Tate, Middle School Dean, Paul Baran, Chair of History Department, and Aaron Lehman, Chair of English Department. 
     
  • DEI and Alumni Speaker Series for PG Community in 2020-2021 to be hosted by Diversity & Inclusion Parent Alliance and PG DEI team. Please submit names and ideas here

CONTACT
 

JOHN PEARSON
Director of Diversity 
843.402.4703
jpearson@portergaud.edu

TERRA BURKE
Director of Multicultural Affairs
843.402.4675
tburke@portergaud.edu

SANDY CIPRIANI
Middle School Diversity Liaison / MS Spanish Faculty
843.402.4753
scipriani@portergaud.edu

TINA FOX
Global Union Sponsor/
US Math Faculty
843.402.4821
tfox@portergaud.edu

Alumni Engagement