Jean-Robert Andre was born and raised in Queens, NY. In his decade and a half career as educator, he has taught almost every grade from Kindergarten through 12th. He is currently the Dean of Equity and Inclusion at the Grace Church School in Manhattan, where he oversees programming and strategic planning around diversity, equity, antiracism, and belonging for all constituents of the school community. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, where he discovered his passion for teaching, and earned his Masters degree at Bank Street College of Education. Jean-Robert is a member of the NY State Association of Independent School’s Diversity Committee, is currently in the 6th cohort of the Association’s Emerging Leaders Institute, and is on the inaugural board of the People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) organization. Jean-Robert lives with his husband, Christian, and cat, Clara, in Brooklyn.