Multicultural Teaching Institute
Meadowbrook School
10 Farm Road
Weston, MA 02493




Leading for Equity: Creating and Supporting Inclusive Communities with Ralph Wales


How can administrators support inclusive practices in every aspect of the school community? How can the administration support the equity work of teachers? In his keynote, Ralph Wales will examine these questions, drawing from his experiences as a driving force and leader for equity, and a Head of School for over thirty years. We will then apply these ideas to create and support diversity efforts within your specific school. The MTI faculty will lead the afternoon with a focus on hiring and retaining faculty and staff of color. Join us on the Meadowbrook campus for this day-long (9-3) workshop.


This workshop is recommended for Heads, Division heads, Board members, Admissions/Placement, Department Chairs, Financial Aid, Business Office, Development and Marketing personnel.




Ralph Wales is currently the interim Head of School at St. George's Episcopal School in New Orleans, LA, prior to which he was the head of the Gordon School in East Providence Rhode Island since 1994. In that time, Gordon has received national attention for its achievements in creating and sustaining a decidedly diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Under Ralph’s leadership, Gordon has worked to implement and refine the school’s focus on multicultural teaching practice and anti-bias education. Prior to Gordon, Ralph taught in four independent schools including eight years on the faculty at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he now serves on the board. Ralph also previopusly served as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent Schools in New England. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of education.