From Dan's Desk: Response to recent executive order on immigration

01/31/17 07:00:am
| Category: News

Dear Members of the Mirman Community,

By any measures of diversity, Mirman represents an international community. We have students, faculty, and parents that represent myriad nations, cultures, and faiths. We are also a community of learners dedicated to the compassionate act of both caring for and connecting to one another.

As Mirman’s Head of School, I write this morning not to proffer political bias, but instead to acknowledge that the recent executive order on immigration and entry into the country signed by President Trump may not only directly and adversely affect members of our extended school community, but may also be confusing and anxiety-provoking to Mirman students.

It is in this light that I acknowledge that some discussions may be unfolding in classrooms that require clarity and perspective from our faculty. Furthermore, I send this note out this evening in support of all our community members who may be in need of care and conversation as the futures of individuals and families may have become unsettled while our nation adjusts to these recent decisions. Mirman stands firm in our mission and inclusivity principles that “support a community built on diversity of thought, experiences, and identities.” It is with these words in mind that I recognize our communal values may feel at odds with the decisions and actions happening across our country at this time.

I’m also enclosing a link to a statement of legal advisory from the National Association of Independent Schools related to this executive order, and I encourage both open dialogue and perspective as we continue to share a space on this connected campus and in this community.

If you find yourself needing additional support of any kind, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Mirman administration.


Dan Vorenberg

Head of School