Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Equity Update from Erica Snowden, Director of Equity and Multicultural Education
Friends’ Central School strives to cultivate a community of diverse individuals who will be respected and affirmed as they engage in learning and other school experiences. We go further to create a community of belonging where members of FCS can bring their ‘whole’ selves to campus, embracing all identities; race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual identity, class, religion, ableness, family structure, nationality, and other social identities. We are engaged in an ongoing journey to confront and unlearn bias and racism personally and collectively to become a more equitable, anti-bias school.
Fundamental to the Religious Society of Friends testimony and practice, we will embody our values through our policies, practices, and culture we build together. We call upon all members of our community -- faculty, staff, students, administrators, parents, trustees, and alumni/ae/x -- to join us.
Director of Equity and Multicultural Education
We were thrilled to welcome Erica to the FCS community in July 2020. As a member of the Friends' Central senior administrative team, Erica will oversee equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts school-wide.
Erica comes to FCS from Greene Street Friends School, where she served in a number of roles since 2012, including Dean of the Lower School, Learning Specialist, and Diversity Clerk. Erica is a nationally recognized expert in the field of diversity and inclusion. She has published widely and is frequently asked to present at national and local conferences. Before joining the Greene Street Friends community, Erica was Dean of Students at Friends School in Detroit. Erica holds an MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA degree from Marygrove College, and a BS degree from Lincoln University.