Cultural Proficiency is a mindset, a way of being, a worldview, and a perspective that is the basis for how one navigates a diverse society. This plan will help our system to better serve the needs of diverse cultural groups, as well as the needs of all students.
Purpose: To build the knowledge and skills we need as educators to remove the existence of bias and inequity in our spheres of influence
District Equity Leadership Team
County level team comprised of building representatives and central office staff tasked with learning, guiding, and implementing the work of equity throughout our system.
Building Based-Equity Teams
School and department-based teams comprised of administrative, instructional, and support staff tasked with learning and facilitating the work of equity throughout their building.
Speak Up at School
How do you respond when someone—a student, a colleague, even a parent—uses biased language or stereotypes in our system? This guide helps adults to develop the skills to speak up and helps students learn to speak up as well.
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Danger of a Single Story
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice—and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.