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; Associate Director of Athletics; Community & Inclusion; Coach-MS
    Bio

Community Engagement & Inclusion News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Civil Discourse Discussions with Elisabeth Hasselbeck

    Welcome to the conversation. How do we maintain civility while holding to our individual values as we discuss education, political, religious, and social topics? 
  • Dr. Richard Thigpen Speaks on Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. is a name that has become synonymous with words such as dream, social justice, nonviolence, and civil disobedience. Still, words can only retain their meaning if they are put into context. This week, Ensworth parent Dr. Richard Thigpen shared context through his experience living in Chicago and about Martin Luther King Jr.'s influence on his life. 
  • Ashley Esther and Hope

    Alumni Return to Celebrate Women's History at Red Gables

    Ensworth welcomed Ashley (Brown) Howell '90 and Esther Okai Tetteh '21 to Red Gables Campus for the Lower School/Middle School Women’s History Month assembly on March 9, 2023. 
  • A Snapshot of Japanese American History in WWII

    Grade 6 students had the opportunity to welcome parent Jessica Baba to discuss her family’s story.
  • Diversity in the Arts

    Diversity in the Arts III - Arts and Community Coming Together!
  • Black History Month 2023

    Although Black history is always knit into the fabric of our curriculum, February offers the opportunity to hone in on our focus. In February 2023, Ensworth welcomed the Fisk Stagecrafters, Coach Kenny Anderson, Bishop Joseph W. Walker III, Dwight Lewis, Ro Coleman, and Dr. Brittany Mosby.  
  • America’s Favorite Pastime and Black History

    Baseball has often been considered “America’s Favorite Pastime.” The traditions, pageantry, and excitement of the game have been a source of entertainment for fans of all ages for well over 100 years. On February 16, 2023, as a part of the ongoing education at Ensworth surrounding Black history, students on Red Gables Campus learned the history of the Negro Leagues and the opportunity it provided African-American ballplayers throughout the country and especially here in Nashville.
  • girls at MLK assembly

    Celebrating the Life of MLK

    "The time is always right to do what is right." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
    Last Friday, students celebrated and honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Grade 8 students led Lower and Middle School students through Dr. King's life and the final events leading up to his assassination. 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month - Red Gables

    The heritage of Latinx and Hispanic people is studied in Spanish classes from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade, so it is a joy to be able to gather in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month to continue the study and bring exposure to students who may not be studying Spanish at this time. Lower School and Middle School students presented songs and highlighted some prominent figures on the Red Gables Campus.
  • 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.