Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a Windward community, we believe that in order to fully achieve the goal of educating children with language-based learning disabilities, the experience of academic success must be “combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth within an intentionally diverse and inclusive setting.” Students at Windward are prepared for responsible citizenship in an increasingly diverse and interdependent world. We follow three guidelines in our community:

At The Windward School, we treat all people with decency and respect.

At The Windward School, we respect and value diversity in all of its forms.

At The Windward School, we do not blame or shame ourselves or others, especially when we disagree.Windward expands a student’s ability to function in a pluralistic society by teaching self-awareness while encouraging genuine respect and appreciation for people. To that end, we are committed to creating and fostering a community that is inclusive for all its members regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, socio-economic status, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or any other attribute that does not define a person’s character. We are dedicated to maintaining a sense of community for all people and for those individuals in particular who have struggled historically to be wholly accepted into society.

The Windward School strives to increase diversity in its program and partnerships, its student body, its parent body, and its faculty and staff. In order to meet these endeavors, this office works to do the following:

  • Facilitate a school-wide curriculum that helps build cross-cultural understanding and appreciation for diverse populations;
  • Conduct administrative searches for diverse faculty and staff who will give our students a multicultural perspective that reflects today’s global society and will prepare and inspire the next generation of leaders;
  • Involve communities in and around the Tri-State Area to increase their knowledge of The Windward School's proven instructional program and identify potential students from diverse backgrounds for our school.

We are aware that achieving diversity and all that it encompasses is not always an easy task; however, the rewards are immeasurable for all members of the community. The Windward School’s on-going commitment to diversity and inclusion informs the School’s daily work, helps to shape the community, and guides the vision for the future.

We invite you to learn more about The Windward School and our active commitment to promoting an environment in which differences and commonalities are celebrated.

Meet the DivE In Committee

The DivE In Committee is comprised of one faculty member, one staff member, and two parents/guardians from each division. Christine Moloney, Coordinator of Diversity; Jon Rosenshine, Associate Head of School; and two Board of Trustee members have also been selected to serve on the committee for a total of 20 committee members.  The DivE In Committee has a serious charge to guide, advise, and oversee the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts of Windward's Three-Year Plan.

Alana Clemente-Glover, 
Associate Director of Development

Tara Dewitt,
MLS Parent/ Guardian

Tom Fiorella,
MMS Parent/ Guardian

Susie Gardiner,
WLS Teacher

Sarah Golden,
Coordinator of Language Arts

Joanna Hagan Rego, 
MLS Parent/ Guardian

Stephanie Huie,
Associate Director of Digital Communications and Publications

Tara James,
WLS Parent/ Guardian

Elizabeth Jarvis,
MMS Parent/ Guardian

Mitchell J. Katz,
Board of Trustee Member

Caitlin Lasher,
Development Associate

Danielle LaRoche King,
WMS Parent/ Guardian

Christine Moloney,
Coordinator of Diversity

Stephanie Myhal,
WMS Teacher

Sarah Obimba,
MMS Assistant Teacher

Jon Rosenshine,
Associate Head of School

Erin Roy,
WMS Parent/ Guardian

Elly Steiker-Pearl, 
MLS Teacher

Nellie Sung,
WLS Parent/ Guardian

Anike Wariebi,
Board of Trustee Member

Jamie Williamson,
Head of School

Contact Us
(212) 222-8628

Christine Moloney Coordinator of Diversity 

Danielle Ngo
MLS Campus Diversity Advisor

Karen Jimenez
WLS Campus Diversity Advisor

Tanya Ehrlich
WMS Campus Diversity Advisor