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NAIS AIM Survey

There is a particular phrase in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) mission that states,
"We must, therefore, equip our community with the language and skills necessary for honest inquiry and discussion as we empower ourselves to be ethical citizens at Millbrook School and beyond."
In keeping our promise and commitment to this work, we have embarked on a journey to complete the National Association of Independent School's Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism, otherwise known as NAIS AIM.

Questions & Answers

List of 3 items.

  • How can you help?

    We need input from everyone—alumni, parents/guardians, administrators, trustees, students, staff, faculty! On February 8, 2022, we will send a link to the AIM online survey to members of each constituency. The surveys are specific to each constituent group; therefore, some of you who fill dual roles (i.e., faculty and parent or alumni and faculty member) will receive more than one survey. 
    To ensure the survey is comprehensive, we ask everyone to complete it in a timely manner. The survey will remain open for two weeks, February 8 - February 22, 2022. 
  • What else can you expect?

    In addition to the online survey, discovery committees comprised of certain members of the Millbrook community will conduct an extensive self-assessment through small group discussions focusing on student life, admissions/financial aid, governance/leadership, and teachers/faculty. Members invited to participate in the discovery committees will receive a separate email and gather in February.
    As we take on AIM together as a whole community, I implore us to remember Millbrook's focus on the theme of 'Service' this school year. Recall that service is an invitation to make a helpful difference and leave something better than you found it. Let's all do our part with AIM to make this happen! 
  • Why is AIM crucial?

    One basic truth of our community is that every student is known and needed - we know this to be true, but we want to also be certain that every member of our community can engage as their authentic self so that they can be fully known, feel needed, and be truly valued. AIM provides a structured process for us to gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative feedback on how we welcome, engage with, and celebrate members of our community. From this assessment, we will make meaningful adjustments that move our school forward on a path where each community member belongs.
Additional questions?

Please reach out to Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Prince Botchway - pbotchway@millbrook.org or 845-677-8261 x203.
For over ten years, AIM has been a resource for independent school communities that prioritize their reputation and growth in DEI. It has provided schools with a deep understanding of the climate of inclusion and multiculturalism on their campuses. With AIM, we will receive a thorough evaluation of where we currently stand in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, equity, and justice. AIM will also assist in planning strategic initiatives to sustain Millbrook's commitment and dedication to an inclusive community.

AIM Steering Committee

We are fortunate to have a steering committee comprised of a diverse group of board members, alumni, parents, faculty, and students who will help us navigate the AIM process and a strategy for making change once it is complete.

Steering committee members include:
Prince Botchway (director, DEI), Darcie Crystal P '24, Chris Diaz '23, Kathleen Dill '85 (trustee), Rev. Cam Hardy (chaplain), Kathy Havard (English teacher), Steven Lewis '04, JJ Morrissey (dean of students), Dang Phan P '22, Jasper Turner (dean of faculty), and Mikayla Vitiello '23.