Equity and Inclusion
We define equity as the concept of giving each individual what is needed to succeed within our global society. Cultural studies demonstrate that students need to feel identity-safe within educational settings in order to experience success. Identity-safe spaces affirm the strengths of students and allow for them to be their authentic selves within an inclusive environment. Given that research, assessment data, and qualitative studies convey that identity-safety significantly influences teaching and learning, student diversity challenges us to explore ways to bridge cultural differences and devise responsive practices that affirm and accept the identities of each learner. Each student deserves a school where educators teach inclusively and dismantle barriers that prohibit students from their authentic selves.
Visit our district site's Equity and Inclusion page to learn more about our initiatives.
Building Equity Coaches
"If we merge mercy with might,
and might with right,
then love becomes our legacy,
and change our children's birthright." -
Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb
"Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work." -
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." - Audrey Lorde