“Treda Collier Dickenman is a veteran school educator, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practitioner, and administrator; having held positions at the public magnet, and private schools like Miss Porter’s School, Phillips Exeter Academy, Pomfret School, and Northfield Mount Hermon, among others, for over thirty years. Her roles have ranged from College Advising, Admissions, Student Affairs, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Multicultural Affairs, Club advisor to social justice clubs, Family and Community Engagement, Athletics Coach, and Educational/Career Planning.
Collier Dickenman is also a gifted public speaker, advocate for young people, mentor to younger professionals, visionary leader, and organizer. A former Division I athlete at the University of Hartford, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She received a Master of Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University and a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and conducted academic research focused on cultural identity. While at Yale, she enjoyed coursework at Yale School of Management and assisted a Yale Leadership and Community Development professor with planning, design, and implementation of organizational behavior graduate courses taught.
Treda values her work with young people, educators, and schools, helping to sharpen the skills that all need to thrive and become more empathetic, socially/culturally responsible, relevant, authentic, and well-rounded individuals. Through the combined efforts of adult/student circles, and DEI training, Treda leads DEI training throughout Connecticut: in Berlin, Bristol, East Hampton, Farmington, Greenwich, Groton, Middlebury, Norwich, Valley Regional, Waterbury, West Hartford, Wilton, etc. As well as Kents Hill, Maine, Bronxville, New York, etc.”