Greetings from the Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence team! The coming year brings a number of national equity conferences you may be interested in attending. While two of them are in Detroit, the Race and Pedagogy Conference at UPS will take place right in our backyard! Please see the links below for more information. White [...]
Dr. LaWonda Smith recently attended a conversation by Dr. Beverly Tatum, where she shared about her experiences as an African American female growing up in the Brown vs. the Board of Education era, being the President of an historically black women's college, Spellman College, and she discussed poignant elements of her book, "Why Are All [...]
Canceled: Pierce County Caucusing Sessions The Pierce County Caucusing sessions for Friday, October 27 have been canceled. Please share this information with colleagues who may not check WeAre.PSESD often who may be planning to attend. Thank you!
Back in November, Nikum Pon (Directory, Equity in Education) and his family spent several weeks volunteering at an orphanage in his native Cambodia. This trip was the first of many they will be making there as they lay the groundwork to provide education opportunities to the young residents and help them prepare for life after [...]
As we all reflect on the culmination of a close and highly contentious election cycle, we want to remind everyone, regardless of which candidates or political parties you support, that our PSESD Diversity Coaches are trained to work with agency staff to address and resolve issues related to diversity. While the agency focus is to lead with [...]