Administrators of Color in Independent Schools

Specifically designed for senior administrators of color in independent schools, the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago is hosting an Administrators of Color in Independent Schools Conference on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019.

This conference will provide opportunities for connection, mentoring and sharing to support your leadership.

Please contact Ruth Jurgensen, Assistant Principal, Francis W. Parker School with questions at 773.797.5103 or

More information and registration to follow in August.

We hope you will join us!

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  • Keynote Speakers

    Anthony Abraham Jack is a sociologist and Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University who is vividly changing the way we address the issue of diversity and inclusion in education. His new book, The Privileged Poor, reframes the conversation surrounding equality—on campuses, in communities and across America.
    Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is the author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side. She is also author of Electric Arches, which received awards from the American Library Association and the Poetry Society of America and was named one of the year's best books by NPR and the Chicago Tribune.
    Anand Giridharadas is the author of The New York Times Best Seller Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, The True American (soon to be a feature film) and India Calling. He is an editor-at-large for TIME, was a foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times from 2005 to 2016, and has also written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker and The New Republic.
  • Hotel Information

    Francis W. Parker School has secured discounted hotel accommodations at the Hotel Lincoln (1816 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614) at a rate of $259 per night plus tax for the night of Thursday, October 18. This rate includes complimentary WiFi, fitness room and business center use. 
    To make a reservation call 312.254.4700 and use Group Code: “Francis Parker School”. 
    To make a reservation online, click on the following: Francis W. Parker Hotel Link and select the night of your stay.
  • Transportation Information

    Out of town attendees can easily fly in to O’Hare International Airport or Midway International Airport. Both airports are equal distance from the hotel, about 15 miles. 
    Transportation from the airport to Hotel Lincoln can be secured via cab, ride share or public transit. Please visit the airport website for more information. A cab/ride share from the airport usually runs about $50 not including tip. 
    Hotel Lincoln is within walking distance to the school, located at 330 W. Webster, Chicago, IL 60614
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.