New Head of School Envisions County-Wide "Inclusion Lab"

Incoming Head of School, Kalyan Balaven, recently participated in an interview during which he laid out his vision for how private and public schools in Santa Barbara County should collaborate to create inclusive and resilient school communities, rather than compete on internally driven diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that are often enacted to attract diverse families and students away from other private or public schools. He also spoke about what inclusion means to him and the broader school community.

"No student should be sitting in class, the playground, wherever, feeling like they don't belong," explains Mr. Balaven.

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