Mb Duckett Ireland Presents at TABS-NAIS Global Symposium

On May 1, Mb Duckett Ireland, English faculty and Diversity Education Committee Chair at Choate Rosemary Hall, presented at a panel on "Supporting Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Students" at the 2017 TABS-NAIS Global Symposium in Miami.

Mb and co-panelists, Phillips Exeter Academy faculty member Alex Myers and Joanne Lembo, Exeter's Director of Student Activities, addressed a number of topics including: How can schools prepare for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) students? How can they support students as they question their gender identity and come out? The panel offered concrete examples of how schools can balance student privacy and parental concerns; how schools should handle the housing needs (whether on campus or on school trips) of transgender and GNC students; and how schools should approach the question of transgender/GNC students during international travel to countries where transgender identity isn't acknowledged or allowed.