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Diego Duran-Medina

Diego Duran-Medina is the Director of Service Learning at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, FL. He has worked as a national consultant for the last three years through LeadServe Consulting, helping schools develop service-learning curricula and programming. From 2007-2012, he served as Director of Service-Learning at the Edmund Burke School in Washington, DC. Diego earned a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, a Master of Arts from New York University and a Master’s of Education from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College-Columbia University. He has presented at multiple NAIS conferences and recently contributed a chapter on service-learning to the book Engage!: Setting the Course for Independent Secondary Schools In the 21st Century.
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Recent Posts

Reflections on The NAIS People of Color Conference

Posted by Diego Duran-Medina on Jan 6, 2017 12:35:08 PM

At Shorecrest, we care very much about the safety of our students. This includes not only physical safety, but emotional and psychological safety, especially when it comes to allowing students to show up as their “full selves.” I also believe this should be a privilege afforded to staff and faculty. One of the ways that I am reminded of who I am is by reaching out to build community - whether it be with service partners, parents or other educators.

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Topics: Diversity and Inclusion, Professional Development, Student and Faculty Perspectives

The Changing Currents of Service

Posted by Diego Duran-Medina on Feb 19, 2016 3:25:25 PM

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

A recent report last month titled Turning The Tide from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and the Making Caring Common (MCC) project highlighted the notion that students and college admissions offices should be less concerned with a long list of accomplishments and more with students demonstrating passion, particularly around civic engagement, including community service and service-learning.

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