Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dear Parents,

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee supports our parents, schools, and district in setting all students up for success and achieving our district mission of “preparing all students to reach their full potential as life-long learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community.”

Our global community is multicultural with interconnected communities and social needs. In this landscape, innovation and growth are also happening at the intersection of diverse perspectives. To help prepare our students to thrive in this context, our committee’s mission is to: 

“Teach our children and ourselves to live, learn, and work together in a diverse and interconnected world; and to respect, support, and value all."

By Diversity, we mean…embracing, honoring and celebrating the wide array of differences within us including, but not limited to: race, age, sex, body type, gender expression, gender identity, color, socioeconomic class, ethnicity, language, culture, sexual orientation, nation of origin/citizenship, religion/spirituality, and different abilities. 

By Equity, we mean…ensuring fairness within our educational community and addressing the inequalities that may exist with our historically marginalized communities. Each and every member in our educational community will have the opportunity, resources, and support to thrive and grow.
 
By Inclusion, we mean encouraging, promoting, and sustaining a true sense of belonging and empowerment for each and every member of our educational community, especially those who are historically marginalized.

Our committee will include two parent delegates representing each school in our district. Look out for more information when school starts in the fall. If you have any questions or are interested in participating on our committee, workgroups, or supporting our mission, please email us at WestportDEI@gmail.com. We want to hear from you! 

We look forward to collaborating and working together to help bring a strong sense of belonging to all members of our community. 

PTA Council Co-Chairs
Liz Falk & Ngassam Ngnoumen