Los Angeles, CA
Melinda is head of school at Westland School, a K-6 progressive elementary school in Los Angeles. In her 23-year career as an educator, Melinda has supported and led the implementation of equity and inclusion practices at schools, which include developing equitable hiring practices and implementing affinity group programming. Melinda currently co-leads a white anti-racist head of school group in California as well as white anti-racist parent and faculty groups at her own school community. She has presented multiple multicultural-themed workshops at national conferences and has led myriad parent education sessions on topics ranging from socio-economic status, anti-bias and social justice teaching and parenting, and modern oppression. Melinda is the mother of 3 elementary-aged children and enjoys reading, yoga, and camping - regretfully not all at once.