In a presentation that she described as "a letter to my 17 year-old self," Dr. Weiss reflected on the career and life choices that brought her to the stage that day.
Diversity & Inclusion
Mission Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
The Pingry School is committed to sustaining a welcoming and supportive environment both for children and families in its community and those interested in joining the Pingry family. Honoring our legacy and defining our future, the Pingry community values and celebrates a broad definition of diversity that includes ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Recognizing that the only constant in the world of tomorrow will be change, effective leadership will demand intellectual flexibility and agility, creativity, teamwork, comfort with complexity and ambiguity, experience with diversity, and, above all, character and honor. As we prepare our students to claim their place as leaders in the 21st century, it is essential that their intellectual engagement occur in a multicultural environment. Daily experiences with differing perspectives of our larger society, while leaning firmly into that which can be a source of discomfort, will prepare our graduates to thrive as culturally competent individuals in a multicultural world.
DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEARCH
Pingry has partnered with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP to conduct our search for a Director of Diversity & Inclusion. This exciting role, which will begin on July 1, 2020, includes broad responsibilities with students in Grades K-12, families, faculty, and staff in three areas: Curriculum and Instruction, Communication and Outreach, and Leadership Development.
"'One finger cannot lift a pebble'—that proverb is the essence of community. We all have to do this together. It can't be one person. The diversity that exists in the community means that everyone brings a unique perspective, which adds to and strengthens the community.”
—Matt Levinson P '21, Head of School
Countries represented in the Pingry Community