We are pleased to announce to the Dalton community that Johára Tucker will be our new Chief of Equity and Belonging.
Johára is a transformative educator whose broad institutional vision for growth is rooted in relationships with all constituencies. Her colleagues compliment her collaborative, calm, and compassionate approach, honoring what is unique about different individuals and groups while also celebrating commonalities.
A native New Yorker, Johára’s passion for this work stems from her own experience as an independent school student where she learned firsthand what it means to feel part of a school community. Johára’s references praised "her ability to see where an institution has been and how to move forward in a way that preserves institutional knowledge but also takes into account the future one wants to see." How fortunate for Dalton that she will bring her invaluable experience and expertise to our school as we continue our work on this journey!
Johára comes to us from the Head Royce School in Oakland, California where she is the Director of Equity and Inclusion. Prior to this, she worked at several other independent schools directing Equity and Social Justice work and as the Dean of Students for Community Life. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Johára also taught History at the High School level and holds a law degree from New York Law School.
The Search Committee members were unanimous in their support of Johára for this role and are thrilled to welcome her to Dalton on July 1, 2022.