News & Calendars

Day 5




Ravenscroft is excited to host our second Creating Inclusive Communities conference in conjunction with Pollyanna, Inc. The theme of this year’s virtual conference is “Having Success in Race Conversations.” The conference will revolve around conversations of how race and privilege impact a sense of belonging at our schools. Together we will share best practices and draw upon fellow communities to problem-solve and find meaningful solutions. 

We are excited to have you join us on Saturday, May 21! 

Keynote Speaker

Matthew R. Kay is a proud product of Philadelphia’s public schools and a founding teacher at Science Leadership Academy (SLA). He is a graduate of West Chester University and holds a Masters in Educational Leadership with a Principals’ Certificate from California University of Pennsylvania.

At SLA, he teaches an innovative inquiry-driven, project-based curriculum. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Philly Slam League (PSL), a non-profit organization that shows young people the power of their voices through weekly spoken word competitions. The PSL is the only season-long, school-based slam poetry league in the United States.

He deeply believes in the importance of earnest and mindful classroom conversations about race. Furthermore, he believes that any teacher who is willing to put in the hard work of reflection can, through the practice of discrete skills, become a better discussion leader. Driven by these convictions, he is passionate about designing professional development that teachers find valuable.

Matthew lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Cait, and his daughter, Adia Sherrill & Bennu Jane.


$800 per school

$1,200 per school 

Please be in touch if the conference fee is cost prohibitive for your school. The first ten schools to register will receive Matthew R. Kay books! 


Contact Us

Lisa Horton
Assistant Head of School for Human Resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
919-847-0900 ext. 2246