Equity and Inclusion
The Monroe County Community School Corporation values diversity, equity, and inclusive initiatives that are aligned with student learning and a student-centered environment. Through equity leadership teams at each of our schools, we seek to develop, implement, and evaluate equitable and inclusive practices by building relationships, the facilitation of collaborations, and engagement with allies and community stakeholders. All staff receive continuous professional learning opportunities in areas such as micro-aggressions, implicit bias, inclusivity, and equity. In addition, this focus directly aligns with our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) initiative.
We partner with the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center. This organization provides technical assistance and training in the areas of race, sex, national origin, and religion to public school districts to promote equitable education opportunities.
Desired Equity Experience Statement
We are committed to cultivating a safe, welcoming, nurturing, and supportive environment for every child, parent, caregiver, visitor, community partner, and fellow employee in every school each and every day.
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
A pedagogy that “connects students’ cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles to academic knowledge and intellectual tools in ways that legitimize what students already know.” (Kozleski, 2010, p.1)
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
A theoretical stance that “seeks to perpetuate and foster—to sustain—linguistic, literate, and cultural pluralism as part of the democratic project of schooling” (Paris, 2012, p. 95).
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