Jessica Christian's Blog

List of 7 news stories.

  • DEIB Resources

    Jessica Christian, Director of DEIB
    I am excited to share the DEIB work that our faculty and staff have engaged in this summer. We decided to go in a bit of a different direction; rather than choosing a book, we expanded the choices to include books, podcasts, television shows, and documentaries.
  • Barbara Henry Courage in Teaching Award

    Jessica Christian, Director of DEIB
    While we will always celebrate Ruby Bridges, we also hold a very special place in our hearts at Brimmer for her former teacher, Barbara Henry, who worked in our Lower School as an assistant in the 1980s.
  • Equity at our Core

    Jessica Christian, Director of DEIB
    The best thing we can do for our students is to provide an environment in which they feel safe, heard, protected, and celebrated for who they are and for what they bring with them to Brimmer every day and to teach them to do the same for others as they navigate the world. This is why we now have Equity at our Core.
  • Jessica Christian recently participated in a demonstration for justice with her family in Dedham Square.

    Turning Injustice to Action

    Jessica Christian, Director of DEIB
    The last thing I want to leave with our wonderful families, faculty, and staff right now is sad news and a negative message. Despite the news, my hope is that this letter will instill in you a sense of hope and motivation to take action.
  • Why Affinity?

    Jessica Christian, Director of DEIB
    To best serve our students, and to fulfill our School mission to “develop lifelong learners who are informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders in our diverse world,” we must always provide them with a variety of spaces in which they can process, share, listen, and grow.
  • The Hard Work of Consideration

    Jessica Christian, Director of DEIB
    Let us not shy away from the work of thinking more and doing more. As educators, it is our duty. As members of the larger society, it should be too.
  • Helping Students Find Their Voices

    Jessica Christian, Director of DEIB
    To what extent do we allow students to exercise freedom of speech and opinion within the walls of our institutions? It seems we are answering that question every day as new challenges arise.
    • Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Jessica Christian

As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.