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Bryan Whitford

Faculty Information
Department(s) Foreign Language, Teachers, Upper School
Title(s) Equity, Inclusion & Justice (EIJ) Committee Co-Chair
Contact Information
Email
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School Phone
301-983-5701   x832
Education
Degree(s) M.A., Ohio University, Latin American Studies
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spanish
Other Information
2003 
 

Currently teaches:

  • Spanish II
  • Spanish IV
  • Honors Latin American Studies

Upon graduating from graduate school, I was pursuing an international career. However, I discovered my true passion was spreading my love of not only the Spanish language, but my true belief of the need for better understanding of Latin America. So I decided to teach high school students to expose them to Latin America and the Spanish language, and to prepare them as they prepare to embark on their career paths.

Bullis students are awesome. They are receptive, truly kind, and crave forming that special relationship with their teachers. I also value the institutional support Bullis provides to explore new ways to promote and advance my teaching style.

Every year my Spanish IV students research immigration to Latin America. Whenever one hears Latin American and immigration in the same sentence, one often thinks of people leaving the region. However, this project explores the rich history of all those who have made a new home in a Latin America nation. Whether they came from Asia, Africa, Europe or elsewhere, immigrants have played a huge role in shaping the culture and history of this region.

Equity, Inclusion & Justice (EIJ) Committee

In 2005 Bryan attended the NAIS People of Color Conference and launched his intentional work in equity and inclusion. Inspired by exploring and understanding topics equity, inclusion, and identity, Bryan began to work closely with students at Bullis to develop a student equity group. In 2006 Bryan took a group of students to the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference, and Bryan has taken groups of Bullis students every year since. In addition to working with student clubs, Bryan serves as co-chair of the Committee for Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at Bullis helping to implement school-wide programming and professional development. In June 2016 Bryan attended and completed the three-day National Diversity Practitioner’s Institute earning essential skills and strategies to implement equity and inclusion work. Additionally, he works to incorporate equity and inclusion into the curriculum by highlighting topics in his Spanish classes. He highlighted examples of his work presenting workshops at the Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Language (2017) and at the national NAIS People of Color Conference (2018) where he presented with EI&J co-chair Allison Ewing and BITlab Director Matt Zigler. Bryan attends workshops and conferences to sharpen his practitioner skills whenever he can.

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