We are excited to welcome Erica Snowden to the FCS community as our new Director of Equity and Multicultural Education. As a member of the Friends' Central senior administrative team, Erica oversees equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts school-wide.
Since joining FCS in July, Erica has implemented an equity audit. Many alumni/ae/x, families, colleagues, and students have already completed the survey and volunteered to be interviewed for the audit. The culminating report and findings will be shared with the community upon completion, with checkpoints for progress and accountability.
Among other initiatives by Erica that are already underway, the School has been engaged in a great deal of anti-bias/anti-racist professional development over the past two months.
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.
Additionally, we are thrilled to welcome Sabrina Johnson in a new position for the Lower School for this year, a Pre-K-grade 2 Social Justice Instructor. Sabrina joins the FCS community after her time at Right At School, where she served as Program Manager. Sabrina received a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State and has held roles at both the Grayson School and the Haverford School. An ordained minister, Sabrina cares deeply about her faith and the inclusion of children and families within communities. She will work closely with and be mentored by Erica Snowden, our Director of Equity and Multicultural Education, to help carry out our plans for an antiracist curriculum within our Lower School.