As Adopted by the Tabor Board of Trustees in October 2021
Tabor Academy commits to a diverse, equitable and inclusive community that is free from harassment, bullying, racism and discrimination in all forms. All members of our community are supported and treated with dignity and respect. We seek to understand and honor the experiences of all individuals and empower them to reach their full potential. We commit to an educational experience that embraces multiple perspectives, fosters empathy, and cultivates a strong sense of belonging. A Tabor education supports a culture in which differences of opinion and perspectives are encouraged through honest and respectful conversation. In doing so, we develop and nurture independent minds through open inquiry, critical thinking, and constructive dialogue.
The Tabor Board of Trustees forms the new DEI Committee and names Trustee Jennifer McIntire ‘84 as Chair, with the Head of School and Director of Equity and Inclusion as members. The overarching goal for the newly formed DEI committee and the DEI Office is to steer the progress of Tabor's diversity, equity, and inclusivity goals, identify current initiatives, and institute policies and practices necessary to move the school toward building a community of belonging for all stakeholders.
AIM contains a quantitative Online Climate Survey that involves much of the greater Tabor community. The qualitative self-assessment section consists of discovery committees whose function is to discuss various aspects of the school community including school governance and leadership, admissions, and financial aid, teaching and learning, student life, and faculty, staff, parent/guardian, and alum involvement and investment. Both assessments were conducted between March and May of 2021.
A new commitment statement collaboratively — written by Tabor's Board of Trustees, Head of School Tony Jaccaci, and Director of Equity & Inclusion Loraine Snead — was unanimously approved by the Tabor Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees, led by the Board DEI Committee, begin work to inform the strategic plan. In addition, the Board of Trustees engage the consulting services of the firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates for guidance related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, which will continue into the next school year.
Head of School Tony Jaccaci will address the Tabor community on May 4, 2022 regarding Tabor’s current state, including new hires, enrollment and fundraising updates, building and construction updates, and key findings from the AIM Initiative, including newly formed or reaffirmed strategic DEI goals.