TNSM’s mission states, “We welcome and honor cultural, ethnic, religious and economic diversity, and we are committed to teaching peace, conflict resolution and global awareness. Parental involvement is important in all aspects of the school’s operations; thus, we work to cultivate a genuine sense of extended family and community.”
Priya Dhingra Klocek worked with our staff during our most recent Professional Development Day to help us understand our own unconscious bias. Priya has more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of talent management, leadership development, change management and diversity and inclusion. Her corporate experience includes working for companies like Ashland Inc, Convergys, Great American Insurance and Fifth Third Bank. She has experience working globally on various initiatives in countries like Canada, Europe, India and the Philippines.
“The needs of humankind are universal. Our means of meeting them create the richness and diversity of the planet. The Montessori child should come to relish the texture of that diversity.” -Maria Montessori
At TNSM we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our world. Our differences —including those of culture, race, ethnicity, religion, age, family structure, sex and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomics, learning style, and world view, among others — form and inform a rich environment that is a crucial part of educating our children on their path to maturity and global citizenship. Our interactions across our entire community are characterized by guiding principles of respect, equity, justice, humanity, peace, and personal responsibility.
We are delighted to be on this journey with you.