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Equity and Inclusion


Tabor Academy DEI Commitment Statement

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.

Timeline of Action Since Spring 2020


List of 10 items.

  • 2020 - Spring - Establishment of New DEI Committee of the Board

    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. 

    Status: Completed
  • 2021 - Winter & Spring - NAIS Assessment of Inclusivity & Multiculturalism (AIM)

    In early 2021, Tabor initiates a qualitative and quantitative DEI assessment. The NAIS Assessment for Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM) was chosen based upon the Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice suggested by NAIS.

     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.

    More information about this important assessment can be found here.

    Status: Completed
  • 2021 - Summer - AIM Data Assessment & Report

    All data collected from the Online Climate Survey and the reports from the Discovery Committees were sent to a third-party service to bring together an objective analysis. 

    Status: Completed
  • 2021 - Fall - AIM Results Presented Internally

    The final report was presented to board of trustees, faculty, staff, and students. 

    Status: Completed
  • 2021 - Fall - Tabor Board of Trustees Approved Commitment Statement

    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.

    Status: Completed
  • 2021-2022 - Fall & Winter - Board Identifies Priorities from Final Report

    The Board DEI Committee put forth five overarching priorities to begin the DEI Strategic Plan. The priorities are:
    • Strategic Planning Process
    • Communications
    • Hiring and Retaining a Diverse Faculty
    • DEI Education/Professional Development
    • Tabor Experience
    Status: Completed
  • 2022 - Winter - DEI Strategic Planning Work Begins

    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. 

    Status: On-going
  • 2022 - Winter - DEI Strategic Plan Working Committee Formed

    More than twenty faculty and staff volunteered to work on the strategy and action steps for implementing the findings from AIM. Students will also be asked to be a part of this committee. 

    Status: On-going
  • 2022 - Spring - State of the School from Head of School Tony Jaccaci

    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.
  • Work Ahead

    The School and its Committees will present a formalized DEI Strategic Plan to the Board of Trustees for approval by Winter 2023.  Upon approval, the plan will then be shared with the Tabor community.

    Additional work will continue throughout the 2022-2023 academic year and updates will be provided here.

Meet the Director

List of 1 members.

Board of Trustees DEI Committee

Jennifer McIntire '84, Chair, DEI Committee
Angus Leary '95
Marvin Pierre '02
Regina Shakin, Board Chair
Jacqueline Shire '84
Nini Suet '03

Tony Jaccaci, Head of School
Loraine Snead, Director of Equity & Inclusion

DEI Strategic Plan Working Committee

List of 19 members.

  • Laura Burgess 

    Senior Associate Director of Admissions
  • Jesse Hawley 

    Drama Teacher
  • Anthony Jaccaci 

    Head of School
  • Stacy Jagodowski 

    Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
  • Christina Kennedy 

    Dean of Academics
  • Sarah Kniesler 

    Chair, English Dept.
  • Derek Krein 

    Dean of Faculty
  • Eric Long 

    Director of Enrollment Management
  • Andrew McCain 84

    Senior Associate Director of Admissions
  • Mary Kate McCain 

    Co-Director of College Counseling
  • Lindsey McColl 

    Assistant Director of Digital Marketing and Communications
  • Noel Pardo 

    Director of Alumni Relations
  • Sarah Poulin 

    Science Teacher
  • Bonnie Duncan Punsky 04

    Advancement Officer, Annual and Major Gifts
  • Kristen Reimold 

    English Teacher
  • Jonathan Sirois 

    Director of Global Education/Spanish Teacher
  • Yu-Wen Su 

    Chinese Teacher
  • Jeanne Townsend 

  • Matthew Voci 

    Chair, Math & Computer Science Dept.


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