Meet Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team
Johara Sealy, Nightingale’s director of diversity and equity, has spearheaded our strategic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives for the past three years. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Ms. Sealy believes in the transformative power of empowering young girls and women and is committed to creating spaces where all students are seen, heard, and valued. Ms. Sealy also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership politics and advocacy from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education.
Having received a comprehensive education and cross-cultural exposure through attending an international school during her formative years, Ms. Sealy is a living testament to the benefits of an inclusive and multicultural learning community; she credits her passion for equity work to her educational experiences. Ms. Sealy is committed to collaborative change and is passionate about leveraging the multiplicity of voices and experiences in our community to build and sustain positive relationships amongst our community.
Ms. Sealy guides the members of our community into a clearer understanding that everyone has roles to play in the pursuit of equity and justice. She encourages and motivates our community members to be positive and effective agents of change on this journey.
Her team also includes divisional coordinators who support this commitment by identifying opportunities to integrate our equity initiatives and serve as resources to faculty/staff, students, and families and by ensuring that all members of our community feel a sense of belonging.
“This is our opportunity to acknowledge and learn from our past and intentionally seek to co-create a more equitable and inclusive teaching and learning experience.”