DIVERSITY & INCLUSION OVERVIEW
To be a member of Archbishop Molloy High School is to be a member of a family. Molloy is dedicated to making sure that each and every student, parent, faculty member, staff member, and community member is treated with the utmost respect.
To solidify this commitment, Molloy’s Administration, working with community leaders representing the many racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds that comprise our student body, created the Council for Diversity & Inclusion. The Council is an independent advisory group that works with the School Board and Administration to share insights and make recommendations about policies and procedures pertaining to diversity and inclusion. It is driven by a dedicated group of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and industry experts who are committed to working collaboratively with Molloy to cultivate a truly inclusive institutional culture.
Since 2021, Molloy has employed a consultant, Dr. Alice Prince, to help with teacher training, lead conversations, and organize professional development initiatives from an independent perspective. Dr. Prince also periodically serves as a guest speaker in a variety of classes. According to her, D&I at Molloy can only be achieved through increasing our Catholic identity through acts of belonging and creating systemic change. “Living our Marist values,” she says, “and standing atop our Marist pillars, is what aligns not only with diversity and inclusion, but equity, accessibility, and belonging as well.”
Molloy’s Student Diversity & Inclusion Committee meets with administrators multiple times per year to share the students’ ideas and to explore ways for them to express and celebrate their ethnic and cultural identities. The efforts of our student leaders have resulted in events such as homeroom flag parades, professional panels, and cultural celebrations, as well as additional education and resources.
Molloy continually works toward featuring a diverse faculty, staff, and curriculum, but we realize our work in D&I is never complete. Our hope is to build a community where students, faculty, and staff of every race, ethnicity, nationality, culture, immigration status, academic learning style, gender, religion, and socioeconomic background can thrive.