Dr. Batiste served as Vice President for Professional Development and School Field Services & Equity and Justice Initiatives at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for thirteen years, as Assistant Head of School at Crossroad School in St. Louis, and as Director of Multicultural Initiatives at St. Mark’s School of Texas. Dr. Batiste currently heads Gene Batiste Consulting where he assists independent schools in their diversity, leadership, and community and inclusion work and serves as the Director of Community and Inclusion at St. John’s School in Houston.
Community & Inclusion
“My last word to you is that you live in harmony, united together (Insieme) all of one heart and one will: Be bound to one another by the bond of charity, esteeming each other, bearing with each other in Jesus Christ.”
~St. Angela Merici
Students and employees continue to engage in programs and activities to educate, strengthen awareness of issues, and create opportunities for achieving Community & Inclusion, a school-wide priority at Ursuline.
Ursuline Academy of Dallas is pleased to announce that Maria Estela Ayala has been named Director of Community and Inclusion, beginning July 1.
English teachers Megan Griffiin and Kate Schenck reflect on quotes from The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, their summer reading for their American Voices course, modeling how they use literature to engage in discussions of contemporary American conversations.