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Evolving our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Culture

Evolving our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Culture
Jan 14 2021

The teachings of Jesus Christ encourage us to live and act with compassion, understanding, and justice. As a Catholic school, we strive to embody these teachings. This involves acknowledging injustices, recognizing systems that have been designed to oppress, and casting off ingrained prejudices. It requires us to take a deep dive into ourselves as individuals, and into our school- including its structures, and its practices.  

Over the past year, we have made significant progress in our efforts to make our school a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive place. We’ve partnered with the National Equity Project who led our staff through training programs and workshops. The listening sessions we’ve introduced for our students and community members, continue to offer us a safe place to share our experiences with each other. We’ve also begun looking into our curriculum through a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens. We are moving forward by examining our shortcomings, learning how to address them, creating safe spaces to have difficult conversations, and acknowledging that we still have work to do.

We have a responsibility to ensure we aren’t contributing to the injustices and inequalities that exist in our society while preparing our students for the realities of the world. To continue evolving our DEI culture, we will be hiring a director of equity and justice who will help implement goals for equity and justice using curricular, co-curricular, and community programs for students, faculty and staff, administrators and parents. Starting next school year the director of equity and justice will be an integral member of our Leadership team, acting as a resource, guide, strategic planner, and leader. 

To learn more about our director of equity and justice position, visit our careers page.

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