TA Welcomes New DEI Coordinator, Tony Strat-Cortez ’09
August 11, 2022
Tony Strat-Cortez joined TA’s team last month as the school’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. A 2009 graduate of Thetford Academy, Tony (he/they) brings a strong background in DEI and advocacy work to the role–including his own experiences at TA as a transgender and bicultural student. “Although some things have changed since my time as a student at Thetford Academy,” Tony shared, “My experience being a biracial ‘out’ queer student at TA provides an important contextual understanding of life on campus.”
As DEI coordinator, Tony will build on the work of TA’s 2021 Anti-Racism Task Force, facilitating conversations, providing education and resources, and fostering growth around a wide-range of DEI issues: “This year I look forward to engaging with students, teachers, staff, and the community in ways to foster inclusion, build equity, and help support our anti-racism efforts. We have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to build confidence in campus conversations and in daily life.”
Tony is currently in the office Mondays-Wednesdays each week and can be reached at [email protected].
Visit the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page on the TA website to learn more about the school’s commitments and efforts in this area and to access the recommendations report of the Anti-Racism Task Force, issued September 2021: https://thetfordacademy.org/about-ta/diversity-inclusion.