32 min

022 Creating a Racial Literacy Curriculum and Supporting Schools with Casper Caldarola Racially Responsible with Rorri Geller-Mohamed

    • Self-Improvement

In this episode, Casper and I talk about her experience creating a racial literacy curriculum, the racial equity work she has done in schools, how to start with low hanging fruit, and how she has navigated challenges that have come up.

Casper's bio:

Casper Caldarola founded the New York based, non-profit, Pollyanna in 2015. Casper founded Pollyanna to support the schools that have made a commitment to building a more inclusive school community through multi-constituent conference models, workshops, community  assessments and racial literacy curriculum.

Casper’s experience includes serving as president of the Dalton School Parents Association. In addition, Casper was the Communications Director at the Allen-Stevenson School and was tasked with helping to develop and implement equity initiatives, such as, developing a more inclusive hiring process and creating Parent Chats with topics that focused on DEI. Before joining the independent school world, she was a marketing and advertising executive.

Casper now serves on the Board of Seeds of Peace. She was a trustee at the Dalton School for 10 years and served as a member of the Executive Committee, chaired the Committee on New Trustees and Community Life & Diversity Committee, and was on the strategic plan steering committee, and has also served on the boards of Parents-in-Action and Generation Citizen.

Links from this episode:

Pollyana- https://pollyannainc.org/

Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y

In this episode, Casper and I talk about her experience creating a racial literacy curriculum, the racial equity work she has done in schools, how to start with low hanging fruit, and how she has navigated challenges that have come up.

Casper's bio:

Casper Caldarola founded the New York based, non-profit, Pollyanna in 2015. Casper founded Pollyanna to support the schools that have made a commitment to building a more inclusive school community through multi-constituent conference models, workshops, community  assessments and racial literacy curriculum.

Casper’s experience includes serving as president of the Dalton School Parents Association. In addition, Casper was the Communications Director at the Allen-Stevenson School and was tasked with helping to develop and implement equity initiatives, such as, developing a more inclusive hiring process and creating Parent Chats with topics that focused on DEI. Before joining the independent school world, she was a marketing and advertising executive.

Casper now serves on the Board of Seeds of Peace. She was a trustee at the Dalton School for 10 years and served as a member of the Executive Committee, chaired the Committee on New Trustees and Community Life & Diversity Committee, and was on the strategic plan steering committee, and has also served on the boards of Parents-in-Action and Generation Citizen.

Links from this episode:

Pollyana- https://pollyannainc.org/

Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y

32 min