PITTSFIELD — Paula M. Lima Jones of Amherst has been named the first dean of equity and inclusion at Miss Hall's School. In this new role, Lima Jones will provide education and leadership for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Miss Hall's, working closely with students and adults to facilitate a culture of inclusivity on and beyond the Miss Hall's campus. A member of the school's senior leadership team, Lima Jones will join the dean of academics and faculty and dean of students to launch new DEI programming and strengthen ongoing institutional efforts toward achieving the school's strategic goal of inclusive community.A native of Massachusetts, Lima Jones most recently served as a teacher's assistant at Spring Street Preschool in Amherst. From July 2014 to July 2016, she served as racial justice program manager at the YWCA Boston, where she led workshops and training and grew a signature dialogue facilitation program. She also served as director of the office of diversity initiatives at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania from August 2006 to May 2014. Lima Jones holds a masters degree in community psychology and social change from Penn State-Harrisburg, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Emory University.
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