EAST PROVIDENCE – The Gordon School has appointed Kim Ridley assistant head for faculty professional growth and multicultural practice, a newly created leadership position at the school.
For the past five years, Ridley has led institutional equity and inclusion initiatives at Gordon in her role as director of diversity and multicultural practice. Her work has advanced the school’s capacity to build and sustain a thriving, racially diverse community of students, families and professionals.
In this new role, Ridley will train her focus on classroom instruction and curriculum assessment. Gordon’s faculty pride themselves on their commitment to multicultural pedagogy, anti-bias education, and their capacity to engage students in substantive consideration of issues of social justice.
Ridley also serves as an adjunct professor in the Roger Williams University/Gordon School Teacher Residency Program and serves as a mentor for the “Year Up” mentoring program that provides support and job training for post high school graduates. The Gordon School is a racially diverse nursery-through-eighth grade coeducational, independent school. •