Alumnae Voices for Change

The Alumnae Board Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee cordially invites you to attend the third webinar in a three-part series about Stone Ridge’s DEI Commitments. The goal of the series is to communicate progress on the Commitments, answer questions, and to create a space for meaningful dialogue. Each session will include a presentation from featured panelists followed by a moderated Q & A session and discussion.

Alumnae Board Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Suja Parakamannil Ali ’80
Katy Dunn ’94
Giselle Rodriguez ’16

Webinar #3
Increasing access and support
for BIPOC students

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
6:30-7:15 pm

Commitment #8: Expand outreach and access to support the enrollment of Black and historically underrepresented students.



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Will you attend The Student Experience?required
Webinar #1
Attracting and Retaining
BIPOC Faculty and Staff

Thursday, May 20, 2021 
6:30-7:45 pm

Commitment # 9: Create additional strategies and support systems to increase the diversity of our employees through more deliberate hiring practices and retention efforts.


  • Corie Fogg, Director of Professional Development and Curriculum
  • Courtney Perna, Human Resources Manager
  • Michelle Black, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Two Recently Hired BIPOC Stone Ridge Faculty Members
Webinar #2
The Student Experience

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
6:30-7:45 pm

Commitment #1: Analyze our culture and current options. Are we developing our community members to have hearts as Jesus did? Examine the perspectives we privilege and the experiences we marginalize by traditions, calendar priorities, and stories. Through thoughtful conversation and understanding, evolve this culture to be one of inclusivity, deeply rooted in respect. 

Commitment #7: Strengthen the policies in our Student Handbooks that specifically address hate speech and misconduct related to racism, equity, and inclusion. Communicate clearly how students will be educated on our mission-based community expectations. Review the process we use to investigate and communicate about any violations of our expectations.


  • Steph Fontanone, Upper School Dean of Students
  • Rebecca Kring, Assistant Head of Middle School for Student Life
  • Paige Kenny ‘22
  • Gisele Sonnier ‘23