Citizen, Scholar, Steward

KCD's Action Items

In order to ensure that KCD is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place,

  • We continue to offer increased DEI training for faculty during in-service days, including ongoing sessions led by DEI Director James Racine.
  • We are conducting an equity audit in the spring of 2023 with the help of the Glasgow Group. This is a unique opportunity for KCD to hear from our community (including students, parents, alumni, teachers, administrators, and trustees) and gain a deeper understanding of the climate of inclusivity on campus. We will evaluate findings and recommendations of this audit to determine near- and long-term priorities.
  • We have launched BAAM, a Black/African-American Mentoring Program that seeks to connect our Black/African-American upper school students with KCD alumni across the country.
  • We will continue to actively recruit and retain a diverse faculty by using strategic hiring strategies. This includes the participation of DEI office in applicant review, interview, and hiring process.
  • We will continue to add and support family affinity groups organized in partnership with the Parent Association.
  • We will use the Statement of Inclusion crafted by faculty, parents, and trustees as a guidepost for our work at KCD.
  • We will research and implement a more diverse and inclusive curriculum, including reading lists and authors that portray diverse experiences positively.
  • We will continue and expand the Courageous Conversations workshops for students, exploring the power of words and actions.
  • We will continue working with our DEI Director to ensure that discipline is handled fairly and without bias.

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    James Racine 

    Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Community
    502-423-0440 x355
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.