Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversifying and including empowers our community of learners with knowledge, skills, and empathy to effectively engage with a diverse world for the betterment of all. An inclusive environment recognizes the presence of individual differences and is intentional in its engagement of these differences through mutual respect. It will develop and enhance trusting relationships where all feel safe, supported, and encouraged to express their views.
The district’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team formed in 2018 and has expanded to include more than 50 staff and community members working on four areas of growth. An action plan for diversity, equity and inclusion related goals is included in the district's Strategic Plan.
Growth will be evident through visible improvement in the following areas:
Definition of Keywords
Diversity is the presence and recognition of individual differences and the embrace of these differences through mutual respect.
Equity means each student receives what they need to reach their full academic potential.
Inclusion is the process of intentional engagement of students and staff that fosters a sense of belonging and purpose for all, and is grounded in the belief that every person has inherent worth.
Culture is a shared, collective COMMUNITY shaped by our environment, experiences, values and perspectives.
DEI Core Team Members
English Learner Coach
Fifth Grade Teacher
Art & Design Teacher
In addition to these core team members, task forces consisting of staff from diverse roles in the district have been formed under each goal area. Current staff who are interested in participating on a task force should reach out to one of the DEI Core Team members.
Wheelchair basketball is an adaptive sport, with teams made up of students with physical disabilities and students without disabilities.
Weller Elementary joined seven other schools in Centerville that were named Schools of Excellence in Prevention by the Montgomery County Educational Service Center.
In art class at Primary Village North, first graders learned about diversity through the book The Colors of Us by Karen Katz.