Dignity for All is a wise book that will help administrators, teachers, and parents work together to make sure that our schools are welcoming for all of our students. Peter DeWitt provides the insight and ideas to lead the way in including LGBT students."
(Diane Ravitch, Research Professor 2011-08-29)"In this book, a group of students that is often misunderstood and frequently maligned finds a voice. Educators whose reach extends to every student will discover here a deeper understanding of these students’ needs as well as sound advice on addressing those needs."
(Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor 2011-09-19)“Leaders set the tone for their buildings. Peter DeWitt offers an important resource for teachers and administrators that will help create an inclusive school for all students.”
(Todd Whitaker, Professor 2011-11-21)"Dignity for All provides educators with critical information on the experiences of LGBT students in our schools and how to create safe and affirming spaces for these youth. Grounded in his experience as a teacher and school administrator, Peter DeWitt makes vital knowledge accessible for those on the front lines in schools."
(Eliza Byard, Executive Director 2011-12-08)"This book is a valuable resource guide for schools considering a course of action. It is recommended for all high schools seeking progressive change."
(Kevin Beach VOYA, August 2012
About the Author
Consulting Description: LGBT Students
Consulting Description: Flipped Communication
Peter DeWitt, EdD
, has been a principal in upstate New York since 2006. Prior to being a principal, he taught elementary school in several city schools for 11 years. In addition, Peter is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at the College of Saint Rose and has presented at state and national conferences around the United States. Since July 2011, Peter has been writing a blog titled “Finding Common Ground,” which is published by Education Week
. In addition, he is a freelance writer for Vanguard
magazine (School Administrators Association of New York State). His articles have appeared in education journals at the state, national, and international levels.