Moses Brown Names New Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that Luke Anderson will become MB’s new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, joining the MB community in August.
In an extensive national search, Luke distinguished himself as a compassionate and expert leader with the strategic planning and interpersonal skills needed to lead DEI work across the school. In his full-day campus visit, Luke shared insights and made meaningful connections with students, parents and employees alike. All were impressed with his thoughtful, collaborative approach, his dynamic energy and his authentic way of drawing people into conversations about our core values and practices.
“These talents make Luke a perfect fit to lead in this role,” says Matt Glendinning, Head of School. As MB’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Luke will report directly to Matt and will be a member of MB’s senior leadership team, the Administrative Council. He will work closely with MB’s established team of divisional and all-school Diversity Clerks and with Moses Brown’s Director of Friends Education and Director of Global Education and Social Innovation.
“As Luke joins MB, we want to affirm that working to make MB an inclusive school remains the shared responsibility of the entire community,” says Matt. “While Luke certainly will shape and lead our efforts, this is and will always be community work, and we look forward to the robust participation of all constituents as we strive to make MB a fully equitable place where all students, families and employees can thrive.”
Luke comes to MB from the Gordon School, where he leads DEI initiatives and teaches middle school humanities. Formerly, Luke taught English at Blackstone Academy Charter School and served as an English teacher and department chair at the North Lawndale College Prep High School in Chicago. Prior to that, he was a program director in the Chicago office of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Luke has authored and presented impressive work on teaching about the Black experience in America and on inner city youth support, training and college preparation, among other topics. Luke graduated from Germantown Friends School before completing a BA in English at the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in School Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University.
Thank you to the search team who led this process for MB: Yulie Lee and Gara Field (Co-Clerks), Adolphe Coulibaly, Emilia Peña-Disla, Elizabeth Grumbach, Chandra Harris, OJ Martí, Diane Silvestri and Erik Wilker.
We look forward to welcoming Luke into our community this summer and to the critical community work that lies ahead.