Sarah Meteyer, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion |
Friends School of Baltimore
Sarah Meteyer, Friends School of Baltimore’s newly appointed Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), is no stranger to the school. As a 2008 alum, Sarah has worn many hats on campus since graduating. She has worked closely with the Director of Diversity and the Admissions Office, as well as served as a leader with the National Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Project and as a Curriculum Committee Member and Affinity Group Captain for the National Association of Independent Schools’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference. These experiences make her uniquely qualified for and passionate about her new role.
What drew you to education?
I was drawn to education because I am passionate about working with young people who want to be changemakers in their communities. I have always been passionate about and deeply tied to diversity and equity work in schools.
What do you like about your current school?
Friends School helps students discover and become the person they are meant to be. Many Friends students are actively engaged in social justice initiatives and aren’t afraid to challenge and confront what they believe is injust (even within our own campus).
What do you hope to achieve in your role?
I am working on drafting the School’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Working Plan. It is the first DEI Strategic Plan Friends has launched that will be community-informed. I am excited about this community-informed approach and hope to work with parents, students, employees, and alumni to inform what the future of DEI work will look like at Friends.