In order to realize the goals of our Mission and Vision, Ensworth must actively strive to be a diverse and inclusive community of learners that engages collectively In Search of Truth. The presence of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the development of our students, enhancing classroom and extracurricular experiences in meaningful ways. As a school, we are committed to cultivating an environment in which all members of the Ensworth community experience a true sense of belonging and are empowered to be active participants in the life of the school. These efforts are essential if we are to foster the growth of all students in line with their potential, and to equip them for lives of purpose that extend far beyond their time at Ensworth.

Community Engagement & Inclusion Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of David Whitfield

    David Whitfield 

    Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion; English, History and Seminar Teacher-HS
    Bio
  • Photo of Hope Moeller

    Hope Moeller 

    Grade 2 Teacher-LS
    Bio
  • Photo of Maurice Hopkins

    Maurice Hopkins 

    History Teacher; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator-MS
    Bio

Community Engagement & Inclusion News

List of 14 news stories.

  • Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month - Frist Campus

    Music. Art. Family. Friends. High School students had the chance to hear from Heysel De Aquino and Alejandro Riviera as a part of their study of Hispanic Heritage Month. Alejandro and Heyzel shared their Hispanic roots through their family stories and heritage. They also offered local restaurants for students to visit to immerse themselves in Latino culture. 
  • Grade 3 letters

    Tuskegee Airman Gets 100th Birthday Cards from Grade 3

    Retired Sgt. Victor W. Butler, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, is turning 100. After a long life, he feels grateful for what he has and says he does not need any presents, just birthday cards. The May and Royse classes granted him his wish.
  • Amanda Farnsworth

    Women's History Celebrated in K–12

    The focus on the study of women’s lives, experiences, passions, successes, and dreams is not limited to March, although it offers an opportunity to set our gaze on such efforts.
  • hbcu assembly

    Ensworth Celebrates Black History

    “If not us, then who, if not now, then when?”
    — John Lewis (U.S. Congressman and Former student at Nashville’s Fisk University & American Baptist College)
  • MLK assembly at the high school

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations

    Across both campuses, students, faculty, and staff commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students reflected on his life through various activities throughout the week.
  • kwanzaa assembly

    TSU Professor Shares Light of Kwanzaa

    Dr. Terrance McNeil, an assistant professor and coordinator of the M.E.d in Instructional Leadership program at Tennessee State University’s College of Education, shared about Kwanzaa on the Frist Campus this week.
  • Charles Robinson Nashville

    Both Campuses Celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month

    All Ensworth students across K-12 received a lively education into Native American history and culture during the month of November.
  • Maurice Hopkins, David Whitfield, and Hope Moeller

    Meet the Community Engagement and Inclusion Team

    We sat down with Ensworth’s Office of Community Engagement and Inclusion team members to learn more about the expansion of the Department to include two new faculty.
  • Spanish class flags

    Red Gables Campus Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month

    Students across grades and disciplines have kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15–October 15, on the Red Gables Campus.
  • Akers family

    Race Talk with Two Parents: Clark Akers

    The Parent Association sat down with two parents to talk about race. This interview was with Clark Akers, Father of Clark ’21 and Sterling (a senior in college).
  • Civil Discourse Harkness table

    Fostering Civil Discourse at the High School

    It’s easy to shy away from discussions about politics, religion, and other topics that are potentially divisive. But at the high school, Ensworth students are demanding to have those conversations and pushing for more opportunities to engage with their peers. 
  • Walker family

    Race Talk with Two Parents: Stephanie Walker

    The Parent Association sat down with two parents to talk about race. This interview was with Stephanie Walker,
    mother of Jovanni ’30 & Joseph IV (Age 2.5).
  • george floyd by ashley doggett

    Looking Back to Ensworth’s Celebration of Black History Month

    Ensworth’s celebration of Black History Month took on a variety of forms, engaging faculty, students, parents, and alumni in honoring the history and contributions of Black people and continuing the conversation on racial equity and justice.
  • 2019 Grandparents Day Kindergarteners

    A Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    In recent months, people across our nation have been engaged in deep reflection about the systemic racial inequities in our nation’s fabric that advantage some and oppress others. While these injustices are rooted in our past, they remain omnipresent. If we at Ensworth are to live up to our motto, In Search of Truth, we must recognize and respond to the lived truth of everyone in our community.