Connect With Eileen
Eileen Gale Kugler, executive editor, champions the unique benefits that diversity brings schools, communities and workplaces. Through impassioned keynotes, engaging training, and competent consulting around the world, she challenges audiences to break through society’s myth-perceptions about race, culture and more, to value and leverage difference of all types. Clients praise her depth of knowledge and personal connections.
Eileen’s award-winning first book, Debunking the Middle-Class Myth: Why diverse schools are good for all kids, is inspiring honest dialogue in boardrooms, classrooms, and living rooms. It earned two National Book of the Year awards and was lauded as a “community and civic blueprint for the 21st century.” Eileen’s commentaries appear in publications from USA Today and The Washington Post to Educational Leadership, Education Week, Kappan, National PTA’s Our Children and The National School Boards Journal. She is a frequent guest on radio and television.
Eileen’s commitment to diversity was motivated by the enriched education of her own children at one of the most diverse schools in the nation, with students from wide-ranging cultures and economic backgrounds, hailing from nearly 90 nations. Blending her professional expertise as a communications expert with her volunteer commitment, Eileen worked collaboratively with administrators, faculty, parents, students and community members to rebuild the school’s crumbling community support and turn it into a vibrant focal point of its multicultural community.
Today Eileen is a global speaker and consultant, sharing insights on how to recognize the unique benefits that diversity brings to each of us, and strategies to create inclusive environments that value the strengths of every individual. Learn more at Embrace Diverse Schools.
Eileen maintains an active volunteer life. Eileen, along with her husband Larry and daughter Sara – both literacy specialists – volunteer in a school in rural South Africa. On yearly volunteer trips, the Kuglers work to improve student success, including a landmark family engagement program that Eileen led for the community. In August 2010, the Kuglers created a library of 25,000 quality donated books for the school, which previously only had a handful of books. Their efforts were documented in the Washington Post and Voice of America TV. To learn more about Eileen's work in South Africa, see http://www.EmbraceDiverseSchools.com/ EileenKugler/South-Africa
To become an innovative voice in education, contact Eileen today to schedule your keynote or professional development! Visit Embrace Diverse Schools or call 703-644-3039.