Orinthia Swindell is a CSWAC trainer and Associate Director of Diversity at Brooklyn Friends School where she has been a member of the Brooklyn Friends School community for over twenty years. She began teaching in the Preschool Afterschool program and later served as the Family Center Coordinator. She became Associate Director of Diversity in 2012.
Orinthia has had a lifelong passion for learning about diversity and equity issues. She has facilitated workshops, presented at National Conferences and been a guest speaker at teacher preparation programs. Her focus is on young children’s awareness of race and difference and adult skill development around identity.
Orinthia holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brooklyn College in Sociology, A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education N-2 from Hunter College and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Leadership from Bank Street College of Education.