Phyllis Fagell – Affinity Groups and Supporting Identity Development

By Jen Cort

Jen Cort is an education consultant in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity and justice. In this podcast, Jen opens up a "third space"— a place outside our familiar home and work environments — in order that we might begin to engage in some of the provocative questions that need to be addressed. Listen in as Jen speaks with some of the leading thinkers and doers in the field.

Supporting identity development and underscoring the importance of affinity groups.

Phyllis is the school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington, D.C., a therapist at The Chrysalis Group, an author of Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond— and How Parents Can Help. Phyllis is also
a journalist who writes columns for The Washington Post, PDK, Intl. and AMLE.