Galloway is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Karen Bradberry as the school's first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer starting July 1, 2020. Dr. Bradberry brings over 20 years of experience as an independent school and educational non-profit educator, holding positions from English Instructor, Team Lead, and Executive Director to her current position of Director of Equity and Inclusion at Greenhill School in Dallas, TX. Her experience combined with her passion and love for children made her both an easy choice and the right choice Galloway.
Dr. Bradberry is currently charged with leading and managing Greenhill’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and developing and institutionalizing programs, policies, and procedures that advance the school's equity and inclusion goals. She is also a faculty member for the NAIS's Diversity Leadership Institute where she has taught classes on multicultural education, power and privilege, and self-identity work. Dr. Bradberry has lent her considerable knowledge and skills in DEI work to schools and institutions throughout the country, including leading faculty, student, and parent conversations here at Galloway over the past two years.
Dr. Bradberry earned her B.A. in English from Texas A&M University, a M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of North Texas, and a Ph.D. in Reading and Educational Leadership from Texas Women’s University. A self-proclaimed life-long learner, Karen is currently completing coursework to earn a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard. She has also authored several articles and has showcased her expertise as a presenter at dozens of different national conferences around the country.
"Karen’s warmth, humor, and passion for working with students, parents, and faculty and staff combined with her genuine commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work make her a natural choice for Galloway," said Head of School Dr. James Calleroz White. "Her knowledge and understanding of the position along with her considerable interpersonal skills are just a couple of her many qualities that I believe will immediately endear her to our community. Karen’s references praised her as a collaborative and visionary leader, a talented and gifted administrator, and an overall wonderful person to be around."
While Karen will not be joining the community full-time until July, we are hopeful that once we are able to return to school, she will be on campus to meet with any community members she hasn’t met with yet. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming Dr. Karen Bradberry to the Galloway community!