Florida Independent School Equity and Inclusion Workshop

Identity, Otherness and Privilege

Presenter: Roderick Avery Fludd
Eight 1-hour sessions (2 weeks, Monday - Thursday, 1:30pm to 2:30pm)

Join Roderick Avery Fludd, Shorecrest's Director of Diversity and Inclusion, for a 4-day intensive, engaging workshop that will change the way you see the world, your country, your state, and even yourself!
This course is designed to augment and enhance the experience of individuals who work within the fields of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in independent schools in Florida.

The workshop will be designed around 3 components:
  • Identity
  • Otherness
  • Privileges (including recognizing and addressing)
It is essential for students to have the ability to interact with the diverse and rich cultures of the world, not only with the people within their community. Diversity and inclusion are not about just what people look like, but also about diversity of thought, diversity of access, and diversity of experience. The more exposure our children have to the ideas of equity and inclusion, the better prepared global leaders they will become. In order to create these global citizens, students, faculty, staff, administrators, board members, and parents have to dive deeply into the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by looking at their own identities.

This workshop will engage its participants in activities designed to be shared and used within your community and help you develop your work in the community. As a participant, you will be challenged to think about your work in your school and how to engage your community.

Please join me in creating equitable environments for students while developing culturally conscious faculty and staff who work to create meaningful global learners.

Meet Your Instructor

Roderick Avery Fludd, a Columbia, South Carolina native, came to Shorecrest to be the school’s first Director of Diversity and Inclusion. He has more than 20 years of experience in education, and 15 years in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. Roderick received his B.S. in Mathematics from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC, and his Masters in Education from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

For 10 years, Roderick held multiple positions at The Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, CT, including Mathematics Department Chair and Director of Diversity Programs and Community Life. Prior to GCDS, Roderick taught middle school math at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, he has coached JV/Varsity softball since he began teaching.

An avid collector of bow ties, cufflinks and watches, Roderick is a lifelong Dodgers fan and roots for the Utah Jazz. He lives with his wife Sara in St. Petersburg, FL.


"Well prepared and well delivered. Super powerful and good for the soul. Tough work - uncomfortable but so necessary to better serve my students and to improve our whole world."
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