Supporting Transgender Students is a guide to help schools learn the basics of what gender is and why it matters in education. Drawing on the author’s 25 years of experience working with schools and transgender students, this book considers how transgender and gender non-conforming youth experience the classroom, the playing field, and other school contexts. Supporting Transgender Students provides a clear roadmap and practical examples for how to take action in your school to effect change and create a gender inclusive community.
Alex Myers is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker. The first openly transgender student at Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University, Alex began working as an advocate for transgender rights in 1995. Since then, Alex has published three novels, Revolutionary, Continental Divide, and The Story of Silence, as well as dozens of essays on gender identity. Alex consults with schools across the country and around the world on the topic of transgender identity and gender inclusion. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two cats.
E. Quincy McLaughlin is currently the Associate Head of School and Head of Upper School at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A regular presenter at TABS, NAIS, and NYSAIS conferences, Quincy has served as a consultant to schools and nonprofits and provides a range of assessment, consulting and training services. Quincy emphasizes best approaches to enhancing community life and creating safe, inclusive, supportive learning environments for students and faculty.