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Equity and Inclusion at Proctor

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  • What we Believe

    The beliefs that underpin the essence of Equity and Inclusion have been at Proctor’s core for decades. In 1950s, Proctor elevated its Learning Skills program to be a central component of the academy’s identity and our community grew stronger as a result. As society’s understanding of equity and inclusion has evolved, so too has Proctor’s.
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Program Initiatives

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Updates from the Office of Equity and Inclusion

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  • Indigenous People's Day 2021 & A Visit with John Around Him

    Lori Patriacca
    Read or listen to the latest blog on the Buzz, The Journey: The Danger of a Single Story, to hear about John Around Him's connection to Proctor, his recent visit, and Proctor's celebration of Indigenous People's Day and Native American Heritage Month.
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  • Native American Heritage Month 2021 Schedule

    Lori Patriacca
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  • Earth Day

    Lori Patriacca
    JR White Hat (2000) joined Proctor to celebrate Earth Day 2016.  Please enjoy Scott Allenby’s description of Earth Day and reflections from Mike Henriques in Mike’s Notes to get a taste of what we celebrated and what we are carrying forward.
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  • Speaker Series: S.C. Says

    Lori Patriacca
    Such an honor to welcome slam poet S.C. Says to a virtual all-school assembly tonight. His message of intentional empathy as a learned skill hits hard. “Empathy is the active ingredient in conflict resolution...It fires neurons and energizes us when we exercise it to other people...It requires us to talk about our chips, our flaws, and cracks.” How can we make sure having a dialogue is no longer a novelty?

    1) Pay attention to each other.
    2) Be willing to let other people show empathy to you by telling your real story.
    3) Do not abstain the differences, appreciate them.

    If you want to change the world around you, understand the people in it.
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  • Dr. MLK Jr Day Celebration 2021

    Lori Patriacca
    We welcomed poet and storyteller Mia S Willis to our virtual stage for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and wow. They are incredible. Read more about the day HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: An Institutional Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Mike Henriques
    Education is not simply the act of becoming aware. It is about the capacity to take knowledge that comes with expanded awareness and evolving it into action and meaningful changes that are value driven, rooted in decency and hope. I look forward to continuing this work and doing more together. Read more HERE.
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  • Juneteenth: We Must KEEP Talking About Race

    Scott Allenby
    Our hope is that Juneteenth will become a celebration of independence across America and in our schools not just this year, but every year into the future. We must actively help rebuild and reshape a society that works toward freedom without delay, without exceptions, without excuses. Read more HERE.
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  • Victory Boyd & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day

    Lori Patriacca
    Victory Boyd spent Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Proctor and we were inspired. Read more HERE.
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  • Tiger Okoshi Paints the Air

    Lori Patriacca
    Tiger Okoshi shared a message with us that is as beautiful as his music: follow your heart and don't let the world tell you who you should be.
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  • No shortage of street art in Seattle!

    People of Color and Student Diversity Leadership Conference

    Lori Patriacca
    It was a powerful week in Seattle, WA for Ryelle '20, Victoria '21, Sydney '23, Ella '23, Seth Currier '95, Chris Bartlett '86, and Lori Patriacca '01.
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  • Continuing Friendships with the Around Him Family

    Lori Patriacca
    Thank you to John Around Him for spending a week with Proctor students this November. To hear more about his visit please click HERE.
     
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  • Tipi Time

    Lori Patriacca
    With October comes an annual tradition of building the Proctor Tipi in order to draw attention to Indigenous People’s Day and Native American Heritage Month. It was five years ago that the Proctor Tipi was rediscovered in a Tilton trailer behind the hockey rink and we were humbled knowing that it took us an entire afternoon to set up when it is rumored that back in the day a pair of elders could have a tipi up in five minutes.
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  • Northern New England Student of Color Conference

    Lori Patriacca
    Nine Proctor students traveled to Holderness to join five other independent schools for the annual Student of Color Conference.
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  • Exploring Social Representations with Sarah Palacios

    Lori Patriacca
    Sarah Palacios, Director of the Native American Program at Dartmouth College, shared an incredible presentation about the impact of social representations on identity development with faculty, staff, and student leaders during our Thursday morning meeting.
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  • Summer in South Dakota 2019

    Lori Patriacca
    Proctor sent 7 students to South Dakota for this year’s Rosebud Reservation Service Trip. Once again, the journey opened minds to realities inside of US borders and to the beauty of culture, the resilience of people, and the interconnected nature of all people with the universe. Read more in Reflections from Rosebud.
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  • Ellie Richardson's Capstone Project

    Lori Patriacca
    After participating in the South Dakota Summer Service Trip in 2018, Ellie Richardson began to wonder about the absence of indigenous history and the role that the 500+ federally recognized tribes play in the United States. She decided to spend the year exploring that question and suggesting needed changes to curriculum requirements in schools.

    To learn more about Proctor’s Concentration Program contact Tom Morgan.
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  • Pine Ridge Relief Fund

    Lori Patriacca
    The last few months of weather in the Pine Ridge Reservation area have been extreme. Massive amounts of snow, followed by warm temperatures, rain, and a water main burst, have stretched a community already living on the edge.

    With seven Proctor alumni and many friends hailing from the region, it felt right to start the Pine Ridge Relief Fund a few weeks ago. The Proctor community was able to purchase about $1000 worth of gear and supplies, which were delivered to the Oglala Lakota College for distribution.
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  • Earth Day 2019: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez & DJ Ietef

    Lori Patriacca
    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and DJ Ietef got everyone excited about Grandmother Earth.

    The Proctor community was energized by an inspiring talk and performance by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. It was such an honor to have his voice on our campus!  His roots are in the Mexica’ traditions and his message echoed what we have heard from Lakota philosophy – We Are All Related and there is no separation between humanity and Earth.

    Read more in the Proctor Buzz Blog.
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  • Strengthening Connections: Jon Jon Around Him

    Lori Patriacca
    John Around Him (Oglala Lakota) returned to Proctor this April to rejoin American Literature, US History, Philosophy, Globalization, and AP Language courses…just to name a few of the ways he jumped into being involved. One of the most exciting developments is a potential partnership with Dartmouth for admissions and for creating student support here on campus. A few community members reflected on their experiences with Jon Jon on campus:
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  • Project Period Returns to the Akwesasne Reserve

    Lori Patriacca
    The 2019 Mohawk Culture, Art, & History project traveled north to join alumni Jordan Thompson and his family to explore the Mohawk Reserve in northern New York.  Jordan was a remarkable student, athlete, and artist at Proctor, and the school is lucky to continue a wonderful relationship with him, and now his family too. Our group stayed with his sister Kelly and her husband Tyson, both talented in many ways, and the Thompson and Back families generously shared so much with us.
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Archive

Upcoming Events:

  • October 15 | Indigenous People's Day Celebration
  • October 12-November 8 | Native American Heritage Month 
  • October 29 I Emily Bernard to Discuss her book Black is the Body
  • December 3-6 | NAIS People of Color Conference & Student Diversity Leadership Conference
  • July 2020 | South Dakota Summer Service Trip
  • August 2020 | South Dakota Faculty & Staff Professional Development Trip

Equity and Inclusion Team

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  • Photo of William Wamaru

    William "Will" Wamaru 

    Proctor Academy
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator/Dorm Parent
    603-735-6816
    2020
  • Photo of Lori Patriacca

    Lori Patriacca 01

    Proctor Academy
    Learning Specialist / Native American Program Coordinator/DEI Coordinator/Dorm Parent
    603-735-6770
    Harvard Graduate School of Education - Ed. M.
    Gettysburg College - B.A.
    2011
    2001
  • Photo of Seth Currier

    Seth Currier 95

    Proctor Academy
    Assistant Director of Information Technology Services, LGBTQ+ Community Advisor
    603-735-6754
    Plymouth State College - B.S.
    New Hampshire Technical Institute - A.S.
    2004
    1995
Located in  Andover, NH,  Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 912. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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