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Jessica William, director of global programs, with student, Elizabeth Cicoletti

Over the past two years, Providence Day School has been one of 22 schools that have shaped a global dialogue program, connecting thousands of students with their peers from nearly 100 schools across North America and more than 25 countries worldwide. As one of the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG)’s Dialogue Leading Partner Schools, Providence Day School

photo collage of Jessica Williams, director of global programs, Sanaya Lee, and Charlotte Riggsby

students Charlotte Riggsby and Sanaya Lee, as well as Director of Global Programs, Jessica Williams spent time on committees that have shaped the curricula of these virtual student dialogues, developed and facilitated dialogues, and—most recently—contributed to a new publication entitled Intercultural Dialogue: A Field Guide for Educators & Schools

Sanaya says, “I really enjoyed creating a curriculum that allows younger kids to learn more about the world around them. I also had a great time talking with students from all over the country about their perspectives on global education.”

This over 100-page publication, the first of its kind in the K-12 Global Education field, helps educators and student leaders seeking to bring dialogue into their classrooms and programs access model practices that help their students and peers learn competencies like perspective-taking and intercultural communication. 

Michael Magno, Associate Head of School, says, “Providence Day School's history as leaders in global education continues with our recent participation in the GEBG Intercultural Dialogue. I am grateful to Jessica Williams for her vision and commitment to shaping our program and sharing our expertise with other globally focused schools.”

22 schools from within the GEBG Network have contributed to this publication; from those 22 schools, 22 school educator-leaders and 54 student leaders were directly involved in drafting various sections of the publication over the past two years. This publication will be accessible to nearly 400 GEBG Member Schools in the coming months and will likely impact thousands of educators and students worldwide.

clockwise from top left: Jessica Williams (left); Sanaya Lee '25; Charlotte Riggsby '26, and Jessica Williams (far right).