2nd Annual Families of Color Conference - DFW Private Education

2nd Annual Families of Color Conference

DFW Private Education would like to extend it's gratitutde for every school, sponsor and local organization that made The 2019 Families of Color Conference a success.  In the first year of The Families of Color Conference we had a goal of 100 attendees and 90 registered and attended.  The 2nd year of the annual event we had a goal of 100 attendees and 127 registered and attended.

Registration will open for PARTNERED SCHOOLS at the top of 2020.  Non-parntered schools will have the option to register late spring, 2020.

We'll see you October 18, 2020!

Meet the Moderator

Dr. Joy Bell, Principal-Head of School Elect

Grace Academy of Dallas, Dallas, TX

Dr. Bell received both her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree (M.Ed) in Curriculum and Instruction with an expertise area in Special Education from Louisiana State University. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate Degree (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Special Education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  Her chief passion involves offering educational leaders the tools needed to transform the educational experiences of children. When passion meets excellence, our children are impacted in ways that will ultimately alter their life's trajectory. Dr. Bell currently serves as Principal-Head of School Elect at Grace Academy of Dallas.  In addition to her administrative role, Dr. Bell also performs educational consulting, serves as an ACSI Accreditation Commissioner, and is a sought-after educational speaker. When not serving the educational community, Dr. Bell enjoys being home with her husband of sixteen years, Kidren, and two children, Ian and Nia Grace.

Meet Our 2019 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kenneth Chapman, Frisco, TX

Kenneth M. Chapman Jr., currently serves as Executive Dean of Liberal Arts division at North Lake College in the Dallas County Community College System. Previously, serving as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Oklahoma. In this role, Chapman oversaw minority recruitment and retention initiatives, diversity and multicultural affairs, and minority faculty and staff training and development. Chapman also directed Price College of Business outreach which engaged and developed more partnerships between the university and the community. Additionally, Chapman was a professor in the International Business and Management division in the Price College of Business. Prior to OU, Chapman served as Assistant Dean of Student Development and Diversity at Oklahoma Baptist University. In this role, he was tasked with enhancing the campus culture and instituting a diversity plan that ensured students, faculty, and staff understood what it means to embrace a diverse world.

Chapman earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations: mass communication from the University of Central Oklahoma (2007), a master’s of education from the University of Oklahoma (2012), and a doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Oklahoma (2018). Chapman’s research interests are in school equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. Chapman has conducted research studies on Black Male student success, Christianity and race, and he focuses on helping organizations embrace, employ, and engage in diversity practices. Chapman is the former president of the Oklahoma Academic Advising Association and serves as a member of the Alliance of Emerging Professionals, American College Personnel Association, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. among other memberships and activities. Chapman is also in ministry, previously serving as Co-Pastor at House of Prayer Baptist Church in Del City, Oklahoma. Chapman is married to Kimberley Kierra Chapman and resides in Frisco, Texas with their sons

Meet Our 2019 Guest Panelists:

Dr. Iram Shaikh - Jilani: Head of School Brighter Horizons Academy, Garland, TX
Julia Faye Moore:Texas Outreach Director, EdChoice
Kaosisochi Unini, '20 Cistercian Preparatory School
Monsie Munoz: Assistant Director, LITA, LLC
Anjelica N. Ruiz, MLS Temple Emanu-El Director of Libraries and Archives

Meet Our 2019 Private School Panelists:

More to be announced...

Tanyika Carter, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Jesuit College Preparatory School
Dr. Shailendra Thomas, Head of School at The Kings Academy Dallas
Bill McGee, Head of School (Frisco) Legacy Christian Academy
Korey Mack, Admission Officer St. Mark's School of Texas

Meet Our 2019 Participating Schools

2019 Community Sponsors

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