Prioritizing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Lindbergh
July 8, 2020
Dear Lindbergh Community,
Over the past two years, Lindbergh Schools has begun taking steps to prioritize the essential work of equity, diversity and inclusion in our community. I am writing today to share an update on this work, and provide families and employees with a link to additional resources and information on our website.
Racism is an issue that must be addressed with urgency and action. In the fall of 2018, Lindbergh parents, staff, students and community members gathered to develop a five-year strategic plan that guides the essential work of our school district. One of the core beliefs that emerged from that process was this:
We believe that collaboration among a diverse community of students, teachers, staff, families and community stakeholders drives innovation and future success.
Our district’s efforts in equity, diversity and inclusion are led by the Teaching and Learning department and the newly formed Equity and Diversity Committee. In addition, the district has partnered with Educational Equity Consultants (EEC) for additional guidance and support. EEC has become a trusted advisor in providing the district with assistance in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Equity and Diversity Committee is made up of Lindbergh staff, parents and students. Within that committee, several subcommittees exist to focus on policy, community engagement, professional learning and curriculum, hiring and academic access. Committee members are a community where stakeholders are empowered to make inclusive policy and cultural changes to create an educational community that corrects disparities and prioritizes diversity.
Please visit our district website for more details about the district’s ongoing work in this area of focus, and to access resources for families and employees alike.
These issues are important to me and our leadership team, and we are mindful that we still have much work to do. I deeply value and appreciate the support of our Lindbergh community member as we walk this journey together as a Lindbergh family.