I am contacting you as part of a grant I recently received from the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). The project deals with recruiting and retaining highly qualified male and/or minority faculty members at the Lower School level (I’ve included an abstract below), and I feel that you could offer some valuable input. As you know, diversity-in terms of gender, ethnicity, etc.-is a priority in most independent schools, yet so many Lower School faculties remain relatively homogeneous. As part of the project, I plan to travel throughout the southeast to colleges and universities (to interview aspiring teachers) and to SAIS schools with diversity within the Lower School faculty to seek answers to the questions listed below.
If you feel that you can offer any assistance in formulating specific questions for site visits and interviews, or if you would simply like to discuss the project in greater detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you very much for your assistance.
You can read the full grant proposal in the MenTeach forum.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
P.O. Box 6548
Athens, Georgia 30604