DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
Unit 5 has made an ongoing commitment to providing an environment that respects diversity among all members of our learning community. District-wide and at the school level, Unit 5 students, staff, parents, and community members are actively engaged in a rich array of programs and initiatives that seek to promote the increased understanding and appreciation of diversity.
Recognizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work in our Schools
DEI Recognitions- October
This month we celebrate the collaborative efforts of Hudson Principal, Julia Knepler and Fox Creek Principal, Leslie Davenport during the 2020-2021 School Year. These principals created weekly equity work for their staff. Additionally, they shared an Equity Literacy Survey that was used across several buildings to determine professional learning and development needs. Kudos to Principal Knepler and Principal Davenport for your willingness to create and share equity-driven materials with your colleagues.
Grove Elementary School Principal, Sarah Edwards and teaching staff enjoyed an informative presentation on Indian Culture. At their 9/24 Institute Day, Grove Elementary staff spent time learning about India. They were graced with two wonderful speakers, Unit 5 staff person and parent, Mrs. Viola Zaidi and Unit 5 parent and Grove volunteer, Dr. Mudita Dave. Both emigrated from India, but from different parts of the country. They shared pictures and insights about religious and cultural holidays and the many languages and dialects spoken by the 1.3 billion people in India. Staff was especially intrigued by India’s grand celebration of Teachers Day. Thank you Grove staff for your willingness to ask brave questions and listen to increase your cultural awareness. Mrs. Zaidi, and Dr. Dave, thank you for sharing your lives in India with us.