Mary Jo Schnell

Leveraging 30+ years experience in the nonprofit sector within multiple mission areas at national and local organizations.

Devoted to the health of this sector and advocate for preserving the public’s trust in the sector and its ability to create positive change in society.

Excels at change-related initiatives within systems, partnerships, and across communities. The LGBTQ+ Safe Schools Collaborative in 2021:

  • 418 policies promoted, enacted or modified
  • 353 staff/stakeholders trained
  • 71 families/caregivers assisted
  • 22 community partners organized

Providing OutCenter leadership over the past 10 years.


Day 2
January 19, 2023
1:45 pm

How to Build Staff Competence and Building a Safe Community for LGBTQ+ Students

Great Lakes III (Lower Level)
19 January
Time:  1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:  Great Lakes III (Lower Level)

How is your school district addressing DEI? Learn how to support and train your staff in helping address the unconscious bias and heteronorms that are carried into the classroom and school practices that alienate students. See how professional development; especially role-playing simulations, aid in building a more inclusive culture that supports the LGBTQ+ students.

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