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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    District Equity Team

    The District Equity Team is made up of various LWSD Staff members from across roles and schools, community members, and parent/family members. The team meets once per month.

    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 priorities

    • SUCCESS: We set high expectations and provide support to help students and staff grow every year.
    • WELL-BEING: We create safe, welcoming, and inclusive places to learn for students and staff.
    • ENGAGEMENT: We engage students, families, and community partners to improve student outcomes and build trust.
    • INNOVATION: We encourage new ideas that embrace creativity and reimagine teaching and learning.
    • EXCELLENCE: We ensure organizational responsibility through the effective use of resources and systems that align with district values and strategic priorities.
    • INNOVATION: We encourage new ideas that embrace creativity and reimagine teaching and learning.
    • EQUITY: We increase equitable outcomes by addressing barriers to engagement and success.

    Responsibilities

    To advise, provide input, and help prioritize the district-wide equity efforts

    Meetings

    Approximately once a month

    Contact us

    Pablo Ortega
    Director of Equity & Family Engagement
    425-936-1398