About

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Vision

As a diverse community of learners, AC acknowledges, respects, and upholds equity and inclusion as crucial pillars for a transformative education.

We strive to build safe, inclusive, and brave spaces that cultivate an expansive sense of belonging for all. Through committed collaboration and ongoing reflection, we seek to align our practices ever closer to the needs and ideals of our community.  
            

Director of Equity & Community Engagement

Angelica Davis-Bernard was born and raised in Rochester, NY. A proud Rochesterian, she came to AC in 2022 with more than a decade of experience working with students, families, and educators in the public school setting. Prior to her work at AC, she served as a leader and advocate for students, parents, and colleagues in her capacity as a school counselor. She also supported the development of systems reaching YWCP’s graduation rate and college bound program and led several initiatives in which she was a leader of the Trauma, Illness, Grief (TIG) team, the restorative team, Urban League of Rochester Black Scholars program coordinator, and the DASA coordinator. Angelica graduated from Saint John Fisher University with a BS in Psychology where she minored in Human Resources. She also earned a Masters Degree in Human Development with a Specialization in School Counseling from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, and she completed her Educational Leadership certification program through SUNY Brockport. In her free time, Angelica enjoys spending time with her family, reading devotionals, traveling, and nature.
At Allendale Columbia, we prepare students for the world they will inherit. In our trusting and responsive environment, students in nursery through grade 12 grow in confidence and develop scholastic independence.