DEI Practitioner Rosetta Lee to Speak at Derby Academy

DEI Practitioner Rosetta Lee to Speak at Derby Academy

Derby Academy is thrilled to welcome nationally recognized diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioner Rosetta Lee to campus for a special presentation titled, “Inclusion in the Early Years and Beyond” on Thursday, April 27 from 7:00-8:30 PM.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at:

Rosetta’s visit is an important component of furthering the School’s work in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This year, she has been working with Derby Academy faculty and staff in a series of professional development workshops. The topic of her fall training was cultural competency and implicit bias. This winter she spoke about cross cultural communication and microaggressions and this spring she’ll return to campus to talk about how educators move “beyond the why and into the how” when teaching PK-8 students. 

Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of topics, including cross cultural communication, identity development, implicit and unconscious bias, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, and bullying in schools. She has worked with over 350 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, along with over 100 colleges and universities, nonprofits, businesses, and more. She is a faculty member at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, the former president on the board of directors of SMARTgirls, and the recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Teacher Award for the Washington Federation of Independent Schools. 

We’re thrilled to invite Rosetta to campus to speak with parents and the greater community. On April 27 Rosetta’s talk will cover how folk wisdom tells us young children don’t notice differences or have any biases, yet research is telling us otherwise. She’ll help answer the question: What are age appropriate ways to develop intentionally inclusive and identity conscious children?

This presentation is free and open to the public. We invite parents, guardians, caregivers, and educators to join us. 

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