Welcome from the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Maati Wafford
Maati Wafford works collaboratively with faculty and administrators to enhance the many aspects of Barrie’s equity work. She began as an active member on the Diversity Task Force, the group responsible for crafting Barrie's diversity statement. She provides service and expertise as the school works to continuously sharpen its critical lens towards equity for all in more formalized ways.
Maati leads Barrie’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, which collaborates on school-wide policy initiatives. Faculty and staff engage in thought-provoking, courageous conversations that increase awareness by interrupting racist and biased thinking. Through the collective work of this Committee, there has been more robust programming in Prep, including student leadership training, the launch of a Student Diversity Council, student LGBTQ+ Affinity group and a Black Student Union. Numerous professional development workshops provide opportunities for parents to engage in deep dialogue around equity that affects our school community.