Jennifer worked her magic with [The Madeira School] board, covering the spectrum of attitudes and knowledge about gender issues in 2016. She delivered an interactive workshop that was filled with compassion, humor, scientific information, psychology, and plain common sense. Her success with the Board led us to bring her back to address the faculty and staff in a full day workshop, covering much of the same material in more detail. Again, Jennifer worked her magic, and she helped us address stereotypes, misconceptions, and point us in the right direction regarding best practice.
In a school that has hired many consultants, and where our community—board members to faculty, staff, and parents—are demanding of high quality, I would say that Jennifer rates as one of the top people we have brought in. She certainly turned many of our more conservative board members around to the point where they have approached the issue with new compassion and understanding, and have come up with good questions, advice, and recommendations. Our faculty and staff rated her with high approval as well. We have, with Jennifer Bryan’s guidance, agreed that The Madeira School will be an inclusive community, and that we will work towards ensuring that we address each case with this philosophy in mind. I doubt if we could have reached this conclusion, which has been almost unanimous, if she had not been on campus working with us.
– Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Head of School, The Madeira School, McLean, VA