Eighth grade science celebrated National Hispanic Heritage month with a deep dive into contributions from our Hispanic-American community in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students researched historical figures and created PowerPoint presentations highlighting the impact from individuals such as Dr. Deborah Berebichez, Dr. Franklin Diaz, Dr. Helen Rodríguez-Trías and Dr. Luis Alvarez.
Cultural Competency & Inclusion
Lower School students participate in monthly initiatives focused on cultural awareness, self-awareness and empathy. The 3rd-5th grade students put on an annual multi-cultural potluck. Students experience various food tastings, cultural traditions, games, and more.
Student Diversity Club: Middle School is an opportune place for students to foster and engage in dialogue related to Cultural Competency and Inclusion. This important dialogue brings awareness to issues in the Middle School and provides solutions and strategies to navigate these issues.
Our Upper School club, Students Celebrating Diversity, brings awareness to the larger SCDS community. Every year we send a cohort of students to the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Students Celebrating Diversity adhere to the following goals:
We educate ourselves and the greater community; create an environment that welcomes open and honest dialogues among everyone; emphasize empathy, tolerance, and acceptance; and work toward ending macro and microaggressions.
Mrs. Karen Brown
Dr. Julia López Fuentes
M.A., Mount Holyoke College
B.A., History & French, Mount Holyoke College
Mr. David Nash
M.A., Elementary Education, Florida Atlantic University
B.A., Political Science, University of Miami
AS, Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales
Ms. Mary Barron
B.A., Elementary Education, Drew University
Ms. Jennifer Sams
To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, students in first through fourth grade Spanish class got their passports and plane tickets ready to “travel” to the Spanish-speaking countries of the world. They spent time exploring the countries' different cultures and traditions, while learning about the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.