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Introducing the New Director of Equity and Inclusion

With the departure of Kimberlee Williams and Albert Nascimento from the office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, there was an opportunity for a new individual to join the Tabor community. We want to thank both Kimberlee and Bert for their commitment and contribution to Tabor over the last few years. We are excited to welcome a new team member to continue their good work. Seawolves, please welcome Tabor's new Director of Equity and Inclusion, Loraine Snead! 

Mrs. Snead grew up in a rural community just outside of Chicago which led to a love of the outdoors and a passion for gardening. "From there I went to school at Spelman College, which is a historically black college and university (HBCU) in Atlanta, Georgia. Unfortunately, in those days, Spelman wasn't very science-oriented, and while I took classes across the street at Morehouse College I didn't feel like I was being served very well in the area of science as a woman. I transferred to Georgia State University and there I received the attention that I thought I needed." 

Upon Graduation from Georgia State University, Mrs. Snead worked for many years in the chemical industry. "I was a research chemist for Georgia Pacific Corporation and then transferred to Morton International as a technical service representative. There I traveled across the country and what I saw was a lack of women in science, but also a void in African American and people of color in science." Her work then took her to the Boston area where she got married and started her family. With young children at home, Mrs. Snead reconsidered the hefty travel schedule that her job brought and looked for a career change. "I thought, 'what are my talents? What else can I do that keeps me close to home?' and that's when I went back to school at UMASS Amherst to get my Masters in Education."

Speaking on her roles and responsibilities in her new position Mrs. Snead said, "I will be facilitating faculty and staff in a number of development workshops around diversity, equity and inclusion. I will also help students with their affinity groups. My goal is to help them organize whatever projects they want and help them understand how it works and how it's related to social justice. Also, my role will be to advise and help teachers in the classroom to develop a curriculum that's more geared towards social justice and global learning, and to make sure teachers are thinking about all the different individual students in the class and their culture and background."

In addition to her role of Director of Equity and Inclusion Loraine will draw back on her years as a chemistry teacher, "I will teach one class of Chemistry starting in the second module; I am excited about that. My last teaching position was at Penn State University, where I was an adjunct faculty, so it will be interesting to change from undergraduate teaching to 10th grade chemistry." 

"I'm impressed by the commitment of Tabor to the students, especially now in this climate. The commitment to their health and education as well as the commitment to building the leaders of tomorrow.  I am honored just to be a part of that." We are excited to have Mrs. Snead as a part of the TA community and we look forward to the good work that we will do together. Go, Seawolves!
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