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CONTACT

The Potomac School

Cindy Hatcher
Human Resources Generalist
(703) 873-6140

Danyel O'Farrell
Director of Human Resources
(703) 873-6169

Sandra Heard
Interim Director of Equity and Community Initiatives
(703) 873-6154

EastEd
Randolph Carter
(202) 464-1996
www.easted.org/

"I found the interviews at the end to be the most rewarding part. It allowed me to better present myself in a quieter environment and to learn more about the schools that I spoke with."

Candidate, Attended 2019 Diversity Hiring Fair

"Having so many schools in the same place, and the chance for facetime."

Candidate, Attended 2019 Diversity Hiring Fair

Diversity Hiring Fair

The Potomac School, East Ed, and Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) is proud to host its tenth annual Diversity Hiring Fair to support employee diversity in the independent school sector. We look forward to hosting our virtual hiring fair on Saturday, February 5, 2022. 

This hiring fair is an opportunity to meet with over 25 independent schools and over 100 candidates in the DMV area. Everyone is welcome to attend the fair. Registration is free for all candidates. 

Please click here to access the list of schools who will attend the 2022 Diversity Hiring Fair.

Panel Presenters for 2022 Diversity Hiring Fair

  • Randolph Carter, Associate Director, East Ed

    As both the founder of East Ed and a member of the Black Panther Party, Randolph has devoted his career to promoting equity and diversity in education and communities. He is currently directing the campus diversity efforts at Portland Community College, Cascade Campus. He was a Fellow in the Harvard University School Leadership Program, Graduate School of Education, where he received a master’s degree in education with a school leadership qualification. He is currently a doctoral student in the School of Education Leadership and Change at Fielding University. He was a middle school reading specialist, a school administrator, and while at the National Association of Independent Schools, he directed their equity programming and founded two of their signature projects: People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Randolph has also served on numerous school boards, including Fielding Graduate University and the Institute for Community Enrichment. He is a member of the Education Committee of the New Press. His publications include peer-reviewed articles and book reviews published in national journals.

  • Amy M. McNamer, Executive Director at AISGW

    Amy M. McNamer is the Executive Director at AISGW. Early in her career, she taught at the Casablanca American School, Morocco, and she has practiced law for twenty years in a variety of contexts in the private and public sectors. She worked as an attorney with law firms in San Francisco and Washington before joining the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in 2004, where she was a Senior Attorney in the Enforcement Division for over ten years.

    Amy has also provided strategic consulting to several area non-profits as a volunteer for Compass Pro Bono, assisting non-profit boards with governance issues and strategic alignment matters. She and her husband, Jim Neill, have three children, all of whom attend or have attended local independent schools. Born and raised in Montana, Amy holds her BA in European History from Harvard and earned her JD at Georgetown.

  • Jen Cort, Jen Cort Educational Consulting

    Jen Cort is a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice consultant working with schools and organizations in multiple countries.  As an educator and clinical social worker, Jen has served as an assistant head of lower school, head of a middle school, and senior administrator as well as a counselor in lower, middle and upper schools and private practice.  Jen works with groups to create sustainable and systemic change and to live out their missions regarding diversity and inclusion.  Her goal is to create spaces where students, and all community members, can be seen and heard while learning to be visible and use their voices in productive ways. 

    ​Jen has presented at national conferences, hosts a diversity institute, is a frequent contributor to publications, and her work has been quoted in Racing Toward Diversity, Insights, Friends Journal, NAIS Independent Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Times, and more. Jen is the host of an internationally syndicated podcast  "Third Space With Jen Cort"

  • Michael L. Davis, Trustee & Parent, The Potomac School

    Michael L. Davis is head of U.S. institutional defined contribution plan specialists for T. Rowe Price. In this role, he leads the team responsible for expanding the firm’s reach and strategic engagement capabilities in the U.S. institutional DCIO segment. He is a member of the Americas leadership team and plays a key role in guiding the group’s U.S. DCIO strategy.

    Mr. Davis has almost 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price in 2016, Mr. Davis spent 17 years with JP Morgan, where he ultimately became head of the Western U.S. region for JP Morgan Asset Management and was later appointed deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration. He has also held senior positions with Prudential Financial and Calvert Investments. Mr. Davis has received a variety of civic awards and held several board positions. He earned a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.P.P. in public policy from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.

  • Nadia Pardesi, Lower School Teacher and DEI Coordinator, The Potomac School

    Nadia Pardesi was a participant at last year's diversity hiring fair and joined The Potomac School in August 2021. With over 14 years of teaching experience, Nadia has served as a DEI Coordinator, Students of Color Affinity Group Facilitator, and the Lower School Admissions Committee Member at her previous independent school. She also consults and leads workshops for schools and organizations on DEI best practices. She is devoted to creating anti-bias curriculum and takes pride in cultivating culturally responsive classrooms. She has her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and her bachelor's degree in Political Science. Nadia is also a Potomac parent, with her twin children in third grade.

  • Charaun Wills, Upper School Science Teacher and DEI Coordinator, The Potomac School

    Charaun Wills was a participant at last year's diversity hiring fair and joined The Potomac School in August 2021. She earned her undergraduate degree in Adolescent Education and Biology at St. John's University in Queens, NY and her master's degree in Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, NY. She teaches Biology and Honors Biology and is a faculty advisor for the Empowering Women of Color student club. Prior to joining the Potomac community this school year, she worked at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY serving roles such as Teaching Fellow, Diversity Coordinator, Sophomore Grade Level Dean, and Science Department Chair. Her notable professional accomplishments include helping to start a student club called Women in Science to bring awareness to the underrepresented group in the field and co-founding a mentoring group for girls of color called Uplift at her former school. Her work in developing affinity groups has allowed her to present at professional conferences such as NAIS People of Color Conference and for the National Coalition of Girls' Schools. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Diversity Hiring fair is open to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other statuses protected by applicable laws. The Potomac School, East Ed and AISGW strictly prohibit all forms of unlawful discrimination, including discrimination in hiring.


LIST OF Schools ATTENDING THE 2022 Diversity Hiring Fair

Please click on the school name to access the school's open positions

  1. Alexandria Country Day School - Alexandria, VA
  2. Beauvior, the National Cathedral Elementary School - Washington, DC
  3. Bishop McNamara High School - Forestville, MD
  4. Bullis School - Potomac, MD
  5. Burgundy Farm Country Day School - Alexandria, VA
  6. Capitol Hill Day School - Washington, DC
  7. Commonwealth Academy - Alexandria, VA
  8. Congressional School - Falls Church, VA
  9. Connelly School of the Holy Child - Potomac, MD
  10. Episcopal High School - Alexandria, VA
  11. Flint Hill School - Oakton, VA
  12. Foxcroft School - Middleburg, VA
  13. Garrison Forest School - Owings Mills, MD
  14. Georgetown Preparatory School - North Bethesda, MD
  15. Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School - Washington, DC
  16. Gilman School - Baltimore, MD
  17. Green Hedges School - Vienna, VA
  18. Holton-Arms School - Bethesda, MD
  19. Loudoun Country Day School - Leesburg, VA
  20. McDonogh School - Owings Mills, MD
  21. McLean School - Potomac, MD
  22. Miller School of Albemarle - Charlottesville, VA
  23. National Cathedral School - Washington, DC
  24. National Presbyterian School - Washington, DC
  25. Norwood School - Bethesda, MD
  26. Our Lady of Good Counsel High School - Olney, MD
  27. Sidwell Friends School - Washington, DC
  28. St Patrick's Episcopal Day School - Washington, DC
  29. St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School - Alexandria, VA
  30. Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart - Bethesda, MD
  31. The Field School - Washington, DC
  32. The Lab School of Washington - Washington, DC
  33. The Langley School - McLean, VA
  34. The Madeira School - McLean, VA
  35. The Potomac School - McLean, VA
  36. The Primary Day School - Bethesda, MD
  37. The Siena School - Silver Spring, MD and Oakton, VA
  38. Washington International School - Washington, DC
Refund/Cancellation Policy
  • School registration is complete once the registration fee is processed.
  • For a full refund, all cancellation requests must be received in writing before January 18, 2022.
  • All cancellation requests received in writing between January 18, 2022 and January 28, 2022 will receive a 50% refund of the total registration cost.
  • No refunds will be issued for a cancellation received after January 28, 2022.
  • No refunds will be issued to the schools that are a NO SHOW for the event.

Please reach out to Cindy Hatcher (hiringfair@potomacschool.org or (703)-873-6140) to request a cancellation or if you have any questions about cancellation.

REGISTRATION

Registration for candidates is closed at this time.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm Panel Discussion/Q&A 
  • 12:00-2:00 pm: Virtual Career Fair
  • 2:15-3:15 pm: One-on-One Virtual Interviews

*Schools will have an opportunity to schedule interviews in advance.

OUR Commitment

The Potomac School is committed to respecting and celebrating diversity. The members of our community represent a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives, and we believe that the presence of diverse voices and viewpoints enriches the Potomac experience for everyone. This commitment is articulated in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement.

Directions to Potomac

1301 Potomac School Road McLean, VA, 22101 - 3 miles from Washington, DC.

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