Did you know we have 256 English learners enrolled in Centerville Schools this year, and their families speak at least 45 languages? English learners from our middle schools recently learned about famous Dayton inventors to help them design their own inventions!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Team has developed a District Diversity Plan, which was approved by the Centerville Board of Education in July 2020.
To empower our community of learners with knowledge, skills and empathy to effectively engage a diverse world.
We will continually work to increase the cultural knowledge and self-awareness of our staff and student body. We will work to develop and enhance trusting relationships with our students and their families where all feel safe and encouraged to express their views. We will build a welcoming and inclusive environment that celebrates the uniqueness of all our families. We will encourage the recruitment and retention of diverse representations to have a staff reflective of the vibrant community we live in for the betterment of all.
- Develop an awareness of one’s own cultural lens, diverse perspectives, and inequities in education and society.
- Increase community engagement and parental involvement.
- Recruit and retain staff from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations.
- Remove barriers that impede the engagement of all students in curricular and extracurricular activities.
DEI Core Team Members
- Megan LeMaster - English Language Learner Coach
- Cedric Tolbert - Intervention Specialist
- Ellie Ellis - Math Teacher/Principal Designate
- Georgeanna Wright - Art & Design Teacher
- Matt Moyer - Fifth Grade 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.
Please watch this space for information about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion events and activities.
Parent/Guardian Advocacy Groups
The following groups collaborate with the district's DEI Team on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Elks with Special Needs
Elks with Special Needs is a support group for parents/caregivers who have children with special needs in the Centerville City School system. The group typically meets once a month, has various speakers come to talk about opportunities for children, and hosts social activities.
Village of Elks
The Village of Elks aims to improve the family connections, education, and experience for students of African descent and Multiracial students of African heritage in the Centerville City School District.
Contemporary Literature and Literature in Pop Culture students from Centerville High School had the unique opportunity to meet award-winning author Yaa Gyasi during an event on Oct. 14 at Kettering Fairmont High School.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Mrs. Torres read the bilingual story book "Paletero Man" by Lucky Diaz to Mrs. Tsatalis' kindergarten class at Primary Village North.