Description: In 2023 the rights of LGBTQIA+ Americans are in jeopardy across the country, especially in the classroom. It is a difficult and confusing time for school administrators, teachers, parents, and students; both those in the LGBTQIA+ community and those who wish to support and advocate for the community as allies. We believe that it is important to advocate for, take action with, and be in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Learning Objectives:By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1.Craft a clear and supportive mission statement.
2.Signal support through classroom decor and passive indicators.
3. Incorporate LGBTQIA+ themes and history into your curriculum.
4. Design policies that protect LGBTQIA+ students and staff.
Elena originally from Durham, Elena has been in Wilmington (and with Peace Rose) since 2012. She has a BFA in photography from MICA and worked in Museum Education before joining Peace Rose. She has her MATCE Early Childhood credential. In addition to teaching she works a recipe developer and food photographer, and recently had her sixth cookbook published. She lives in the school neighborhood with her family. Her oldest child is enrolled in the Lower Elementary class and her youngest child is enrolled in the Primary class. Elena has her Masters in Montessori Leadership from Sarasota University.