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Culturally Responsive Practices

Develop an awareness of one’s own cultural lens, diverse perspectives and inequities in education and society.

Strategies

The DEI team will establish and continually maintain an online resource bank of tools and strategies for culturally-responsive teaching.

The DEI team will lead summer and winter institutes to support all staff on the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Members of the DEI team will actively participate in building staff meetings to be informed of current district trends and provide consultation from a culturally-responsive perspective.

Image of man leading poverty simulations for teachers and support staff

DEI Core Team Members


Task Force Members

  • Erin Bucher
  • Colleen Carman
  • Michelle Coale
  • Lori Ehrensberger
  • Jackie Harvey
  • Kristen Johnson
  • Alison Masters
  • Brianna Sarr Kerman
  • Jocelyn Weeda

Related Efforts

  • Each building held meetings to provide time for staff to reflect on and build their understanding of others.
  • Professional development opportunities included two COPE Poverty Simulations as well as sessions sharing best practices for supporting LGBTQ students.
  • The district hosted Courageous Conversations about Race with staff and community members.
  • An online resource bank for teachers about culturally-responsive teaching was created and maintained.