Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A little history of the  DEIA

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Alliance (DEIA) was formed by a  group of parents and faculty/staff who began meeting together in 2015 to  actively work to support diversity, equity and inclusion as core values of our learning community. In the 2019-20 school year the format shifted to a smaller working-group approach, with two parent representatives, a teacher representative and the executive director. 

Starting in the 2021-22 school year, the working group will include one returning and one new parent representative each year, with parent reps participating for two years, in addition to the two faculty/admin reps. All members of the school community are invited to participate in support of the DEIA by giving input to the parent/teacher reps, engaging in education opportunities and supporting group initiatives. The current representatives are Chris Topham (Executive Director), Lynne Struye (4th grade teacher), Francesca Soriano (Parent of 1st, 5th, 8th graders)  and Caitlin Beale (parent of a 3rd grader). 

Resources for our community to explore

Equity, inclusion and bias

Centering the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

Resources to help adults talk with children about diversity, equity and inclusion

Resources for addressing bias and being an ally

Support for LGBTQ+ Youth, Community Members and Allies

Have suggestions, resources to share, or want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you. Email [email protected] 

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