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
"Inclusion is a belief system. It begins with the belief that every child has strengths to build upon, interests to share, and experiences to honor.
" - The Inclusive Class
"When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower." -
Alexander Den Heijer