Meeting the Needs of Multiracial Students

Whole School

Many schools have been engaging in important work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many discussions are centered around monoracial identities. However, one blind spot that many schools have is considering the unique needs and perspectives of multiracial students. Schools can do far more work to support these students as they navigate their multifaceted identities. This is important, urgent work, especially given the large numbers of multiracial students that are enrolled in international schools.

Session Goals:

Participants will walk away from this session with a better understanding of the experience of multiracial students and how schools might better support these students.

Session Outcomes:

  • Learn more about the unique features of a multiracial identity
  • Identify different types of microaggressions that multiracial students experience
  • Explore ways that schools might explicitly support multiracial students

Kristoffer Munden:

Kris is an experienced educator & school leader with over a decade of experience. He has taught math at the middle school and high school levels in highly interdependent, interdisciplinary teams, and is also a leader in school-wide social-emotional learning (SEL) and multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). Kris was born to Filipino and White American parents and grew up all over the world. His multifaceted identity has made him passionate about making sure that schools are able to address the unique needs of multiracial students. He earned his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California. His dissertation focused on project- and work-based learning.