PSI – For YOU by US

We’re pleased to introduce the Prospect Sierra Institute (PSI), a new workshop series designed to illuminate the everyday practices of the various ways we lead and learn, our commitment to equity in progressive education, and innovative approaches to lifelong learning. Prospect Sierra faculty and staff will share their knowledge and experience through interactive, collaborative workshop sessions. Plan to engage with us joyfully and stay tuned for future workshops throughout the year!

Mitigating Implicit Bias in Hiring

With more and more research recognizing the ways implicit bias impacts hiring and the rising concern about the lack of diversity of leadership throughout the independent schools, Prospect Sierra took the opportunity with our most recent Head of School search process to directly challenge implicit bias. Learn how we engaged the Head Search Committee, which included long time board members, as well as a faculty and administrative representative, in exploring the concept of implicit bias and illuminating the team’s own biases during the process. Learn and practice a variety of strategies to decrease the impact of implicit bias when hiring for all positions in your community.

Workshop Leaders: Britt Anderson, Director of Equity and Inclusion and Nathan Tanaka, Middle School Division Head

CLOSED – Tuesday, November 9: 2-4 p.m. PST
(A Zoom link will be shared closer to the date.)

Cost: $150/individual; $300/group (multiple people viewing on one screen)


If You Build It, They Will Come: Black Women in Leadership

It’s time to recognize the concrete strengths and the intangibles that diverse Black women bring to a community if given the chance to lead and thrive. At Prospect Sierra Black women are in Senior Administration, on the Board, leading extended programming, as well as leading in front-facing positions and classrooms. A panel of these diverse Black women leaders will share what we offer, how we got here, and what we need to sustain ourselves and inspire liberation. If you are thinking about leadership in independent schools yourself as a Black womxn or you are someone who is working to create an environment to support Black voices in leadership, come hear about our school’s journey.

Workshop Leaders: Nisa Frank, Head of School, Britt Anderson, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Renée Thompson, Director of Admissions & Outreach, Ashley Foster, Director of Extended Programs, and Board Members Ruth Bissell, Emily Bruce, and Tesha McCord Poe.

Thursday, December 9: 2-4 p.m. PST
(A Zoom link will be shared closer to the date.)

Cost: $150/individual


Register & Purchase

*Financial support will be allotted to public school educators. If you are interested in any of the workshops, please email

Personal Information
Registration is now closed for our PSI workshop. Stay tuned for future workshop opportunities.