Meet the Team
Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & BelongingWestern Reserve Academy welcomed Dr. James Greenwood as Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at Western Reserve Academy in 2020. Dr. Greenwood brings a deep and rich history working in independent schools. Prior to coming to Reserve, he served as the Dean of Equity and Inclusion at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. Born and raised in Cleveland, Dr. Greenwood graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in American Studies with a concentration in African and African American Studies. He holds a Master of Arts in teaching from Brown University, a Masters of Education from Columbia University, and a Doctorate in Education from Boston College.
Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
The DEIB Committee is dedicated to ensuring respect, appreciation and celebration of the composition of our community. Reserve's student population is incredibly diverse — not just in terms of race — and our DEIB Committee is committed to working with members of the WRA community to make sure we examine how all aspects of Reserve function through a DEIB lens, informing how we teach, how we resolve conflicts and more.
The Student DEIB Committee is an engaged and committed group of students who work to facilitate communication between students and school, as well as advise and offer personal perspective on DEIB decisions. As members of the Student DEIB Committee, they receive training in DEIB work so that they may act as a liaison between students and faculty to share questions, concerns and issues.
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Western Reserve Academy's student-led affinity groups, host events, spread awareness and create an inclusive and celebratory environment in support of diversity. Part of the Reserve experience is learning about new customs, traditions and various holidays, either from the efforts of our students groups or other community members. There is always opportunity for our students to broaden our offerings with new ideas, events and organizations. Please feel free contact the DEIB Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any new ideas, new events or new affinity groups you'd like to see on campus.