In alignment with its longtime commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, Parents as Teachers has hired Detroit native Falyn Taylor as its National Director of Equity.
The new position is made possible through a grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation and their ROAD Forward initiative https://parentsasteachers.org/news/2021/2/16/philanthropy-corner-enterprise-holdings-foundation-grant-focuses-on-diversity-equity-and-inclusion.
Among her many responsibilities, Taylor will work with PAT leadership, its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Council, and the PAT Board of Directors to guide the continuous infusion of the fundamental values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility throughout the operations, activities, content, and resources of Parents as Teachers.
She will execute strategies, initiatives, and cross-cultural relations plans and programs across PAT’s network of affiliates, identify practices that lead to successful recruitment and retention of diverse candidates, staff, and families, and facilitate dialogue that addresses concerns, issues, and supports relating to equity.
Taylor holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Management from Hampton University.