our team

clarke weatherspoon

Founder and principal consultant. Clarke has 20 years of experience as an educator teacher, administrator, coach, mentor, diversity equity and inclusion practitioner, and consultant. He has partnered with academic, non-profit, for-profit institutions to create individualized programs that create culturally relevant and meaningful change.

Clarke brings extensive leadership, classroom and administrative experience to each client. He taught history, world religions, politics, ethnic studies, and wellness and also worked as an academic advisor and program coordinator in three San Francisco Bay Area independent schools. He served as the 9th/10th grade dean and the Dean of Equity and Inclusion at the Urban School of San Francisco from 2013-2018. Clarke currently serves as a board member of POCIS Northern California, an equity and inclusion advocacy group for educators of color in Northern California independent schools and is a teacher trainer with the California Teacher Development Collaborative. He is also the Middle School Head at San Francisco Friends School.

Clarke brings significant water polo coaching experience to our practice. He started coaching at Santa Barbara Water Polo Club in 2001 before becoming a head coach at Marin Academy and the Marin Water Polo Club. Clarke coached club water polo at the Stanford Water Polo Club from 2005-2019 and was awarded Development Coach of the Year by USA Water Polo in 2014. His teams have won numerous regional and national championships which allowed him to the join the USA Water Polo coaching staff in 2014. Clarke was recently appointed to the USA Water Polo Racial Equity and Reform Task Force to help the federation define and address DEI issues.

Clarke is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and holds degrees in History and Black Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. At UCSB Clarke was the recipient of the Genesis Grant for undergraduate research and the winner of Paul Robeson Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Service. Clarke also holds a Masters of Computing in Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. Clarke is a volunteer meditation and wellness instructor with the International Association for Human Values and avid cyclist in his spare time. He resides in San Francisco with his family.