Alice Deal to launch Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism Program for Community
By: Alice Deal Community Association
"This multi-year program will be open to every Deal student in grades 6-8, and their families over the course of their tenure at Alice Deal Middle School with the backing of the ADCA. " Nelson Jacobsen, Co President ADCA.
The program draws upon past anti racism programming, including the Talking Across Lines series facilitated by Deal's principal Ms. Dierdre Neal, and related efforts of other schools and districts in the DMV-area.
The Alice Deal Anti Bias & Racism program is initially funded by the Alice Deal Community Association and coordinated by Kathryn Breisch. A voluntary committee of parents, teachers and administrators will provide guidance, support, network-connections, resources and work as needed. To learn more visit https://AliceDealMiddleSchool.org
About Adrian Branch
Branch played high school basketball at Dematha Catholic High School locally, the same time as Michael Jordan, and the two played together in the McDonald's All-American game, for which Branch received the MVP award. Branch played on the University of Maryland basketball team and was the third all-time leading scorer during his time there, Branchwas named an ACC Legend in 2004, ,. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the NBA draft in 1985 and won a NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987. He played a total of 11 years professionally, many in the NBA with stops overseas as well. He now works as a college basketball analyst for ESPN.
The Alice Deal Community Association (ADCA) is a non-profit corporation organized to promote mutual cooperation among families, teachers, and school administrators at Deal to serve in the best interest of all students at Deal. Any parent, guardian, or other adult
standing in loco parentis for a student enrolled at the school is a member of the Alice Deal Community Association, as is any teacher or administrator.
About Alice Deal Middle School
Alice Deal Middle School strives to Inspires excellence,
curiosity, and compassion through intellectual and social engagement.
Our beautiful building, great families, and dynamic teachers represent
the finest in the DC school system. Ms. Diedre L. Neal Principal