Student diversity and leadership programming, multicultural curriculum, facilitation training, faculty development workshops
Yvonne Adams is the Director of Equity and Inclusion at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, a 6th-12th grade boarding/day school located in Austin, Texas, where she has worked for over 25 years. In addition to overseeing diversity and equity initiatives at St. Stephen’s, Yvonne is an academic advisor, advisor of Unapologetic (Black Affinity Space), teaches health and wellness courses, leads diversity seminars and peer leadership classes for middle and upper school students, and enjoys being a house parent for upper school girls. She is an educator, school senior administrator, diversity practitioner and activist, a strong advocate for the disadvantaged and underrepresented, a presenter/facilitator at national and local conferences, community forums, and at schools across the country, and works with students, faculty, administrators, and board members to understand the institutional, cultural, and systemic processes that impact the ways in which people live and work together. She serves on the board of Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit organization that provides a diverse population of students with opportunities to develop their creative and expository writing skills. Yvonne recently completed her professional certification at Cornell University in Diversity and Inclusion in addition to holding a B.S. in Community Health from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Education for School Leadership from the University of Texas at Tyler. She and her husband, Kevin, have three children: Brittany, KJ, and Jaila. Yvonne was also recently inducted into the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated-Delta Beta Chapter, a professional organization of women in the field of education. Yvonne was an attendee at the National Diversity Practitioners Institute in its inaugural year and subsequently joined the faculty to become a Principal Consultant for The Glasgow Group.