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Diversity in the Workplace Award
September 13, 2021
We are proud to be recognized by Arkansas Money & Politics readers as a Diversity in the Workplace Award winner for 2021.
Lessons From Little Rock: Facing History to Shape Our Future with Dr. Melba Beals
February 25, 2021
On February 25, Thaden welcomed Dr. Melba Patillo Beals to speak and facilitate discussion on the power of young people to change ideas of race and identity. Dr. Beals is best known as one of the Little Rock Nine, the group who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock in 1957. This paved the way for desegregating schools across America after the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
National SEED Project
January 11, 2021

For the past two years, members of Thaden School's faculty and staff have participated in the National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity), which "partners with schools, organizations, and communities to develop leaders who guide their peers in conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward social justice."

Student Diversity Leadership Conference
January 5, 2021
Thaden School students attended the annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Led by a diverse team of trained facilitators, SDLC helps high school leaders from across the country develop cross-cultural communication skills, design effective strategies for social justice practice, and learn the foundations of allyship.
People of Color Conference
December 14, 2020

Eddie S. Glaude, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, was the opening general session speaker at the People of Color Conference (PoCC), hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), last week. Thaden School faculty joined 8,000 attendees from around the world gathered to “provide a safe space for leadership, professional development, and networking for people of color and allies of all backgrounds in independent schools.”

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community Task Force
December 10, 2020
Thaden School Visual and Performing Arts Academic Chair Ian Heung serves as a member of the city of Bentonville's DEI task force. Bus driver Michael Duden also serves as a DEI ambassador. In their roles, Ian and Michael help to promote an inclusive community that reflects the rich and diverse experiences and cultures in Bentonville.