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ABOUT THIS EPISODE
In this episode, we talk to Kelsey Taylor, the Athletic Director at Baker College Prep, and two student-athletes at Baker.
Taylor touches on what it means to be an Athletic Director and how athletics play a role in creating an antiracist experience for our students. She also discusses how the changes in Noble’s policies affect how students engage with athletics and other extra-curriculars at Noble.
Lastly, we hear from two student-athletes at Baker, Dashia and Christian, on how they feel about the changes and how it has changed their experience of growth through athletics and finding community in high school.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE’S GUESTS
Kelsey Taylor, Athletic Director, Baker College Prep
Taylor grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and completed her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of Notre Dame. After that, she proceeded to work as a Higher Education Technology Analyst at a consulting firm in Chicago. After a couple of years in Corporate America, she chose to make a career shift and enter the education sector through Teach for America.
Dashia Bass, Senior, Baker College Prep
Dashia Bass is a senior at Baker College Prep. She started going to Baker in the 10th grade and has been playing on the girls’ varsity basketball team ever since. She plays as a pointguard.
Christian Booker, Senior, Baker College Prep
Christian is also a senior at Baker College Prep. He’s been at Baker since his freshman year. In 9th grade, he played on the soccer team. This spring, he plans to do track & field.
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