Sewickley Academy convenes key stakeholders for a weekend-long strategic planning session, including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DEISJ) strategies.
Sewickley Academy informs parents via email about EnVision SA 2024, a 5-year strategic plan recently adopted by the Board of Directors.
Sewickley Academy sends out an email announcing the engagement of Robert Greene of Dedar & Burwell to develop a road map for strengthening the DEI work in every facet of school life at Sewickley Academy.
Sewickley Academy sends each family an email about the plan. A hard copy of the DEISJ Plan is distributed to parents as well.
Parents receive an anonymous letter, at their home addresses, requesting their support in having the school to denounce their support of the DEISJ plan.
Termination of Kolia O’Connor. Former Board of Trustees Ashley Birtwell, appointed as Interim Head of School. The Board announces that they intend to initiate a national search for a permanent Head of School.
A group of concerned parents sends a letter to the Board of Directors and awaits a scheduled meeting to discuss the termination and the future of EnVision SA 2024.
The group of concerned parents receives email from the Board, agreeing to meet on July 30, 2021.
Board of Directors sends email announcing that they will not conduct a search for a permanent Head of School, but rather put their full support behind Ashley Birtwell as Head of School for the foreseeable future.
Sewickley Academy sends email announcing the termination of the following administrators and a teacher from the school: Ryan Baxter, Head of Lower School; LaVern Burton, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Social Justice (DEISJ) & Service Learning (African American); Peter Lau, Head of Senior School; Douglass Leek, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid (African American); Ben Scoville, Director of Teaching & Learning; and Brandi Lawrence, Grade 5 Teacher (African American).
The new school administration puts out an email announcing the appointment of Ken Goleski as Assistant Head of School
The new administration puts out an email announcing additional administrative appointments. Dr. Jerily Scott, Head of Lower School; Mike Cesario, Interim Head of the Senior School; Derek Chimner, Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Jayme Thompson, Director of Enrollment Management. It was also announced that Ken Goleski will assume the responsibilities of the Director of Teaching and Learning in his role as Assistant Head of School.
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