Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
District Equity Team
Equity Team Purpose:
To enhance and improve the district’s efforts to ensure academic success for all students by closing opportunity gaps for students and providing equitable and inclusive working and learning environments for all students, families, staff and communities.
Connection to Strategic Goals:
Goal 1: Ensure academic success for every student
Goal 2: Provide safe and innovative learning environments
Goal 3: Recruit, hire, and retain highly effective personnel
Goal 4: Use resources effectively and be fiscally responsible
Goal 5: Engage our communities
To advise, provide input, and help prioritize the district-wide equity efforts
Approximately once a month
Equity Team Updates:
- November 13, 2017
The Equity Team welcomed new members to the team and continued to discuss the make-up of the team. The district will be developing an Equity Policy to guide its work. The District Equity Team will provide input into the development of the policy. The team began a process to review models of other district’s Equity policies. This work will continue at the December meeting.
- October 9, 2017
The Equity Team met to discuss the make-up of the team. The team reviewed the application and recruiting process used when building the team. The team also discussed the possibility of expanding and offered insight on who might need to be included as they work to ensure equitable inclusion and participation.
- September 25, 2017
The District Equity Team convened for a learning session. Equity Team facilitator Ilsa Govan, from Cultures Connecting, led the group in dialogue about foundational equity-focused learning and reviewed the team’s purpose and goals. The team will continue to meet monthly for the remainder of the year.
- June 20, 2017
At this initial meeting, team members introduced themselves and shared their “why” for joining the team. A copy of Anthony Muhammad’s book, Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap was provided for summer reading.