Montclair Kimberley Academy Appoints School Vice-Principal for Diversity

Montclair Kimberley Academy has named Paris McLean as the school’s next Deputy Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism. He will officially join MKA on July 1.

Principal of the school, Nigel D. Furlonge, said, “Among all the qualified candidates, Paris McLean’s experience, skills, infectious personality and ability to collaborate set him apart.

Born in Bordentown and currently a resident of Trenton, McLean has been an educator and independent school leader for 18 years. He has served as a second-grade homeroom teacher, program coordinator, multicultural diversity team chair, head college basketball coach, elementary school principal, and middle school principal at two independent day schools.

McLean is currently the vice principal of the school at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart.

He is a graduate of LaSalle University (BA, elementary and special education), the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College Columbia University (Ed.M., private school management), and most recently the National Association of Independent Schools Aspiring. Heads Institute.

As MKA’s School Vice-Principal for Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism, McLean will strive to cultivate a diverse, cosmopolitan community where everyone feels at home and where students are prepared to engage. in the 21st century world.

He describes himself “as a headteacher driven by a mission [who seeks] develop communities where every voice, individual and constituency is seen, heard, known and valued for who they are and their inherent value. My leadership efforts are practical and grounded, setting reasonable and achievable goals and expectations for those I work with, as well as myself.

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