The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee comprises faculty, staff and families working collaboratively to advocate, educate and support inclusiveness in our community. We encourage opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to grow in their own understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively promote equality of representation in the school and curriculum. We take a stand against discrimination, stereotyping, and prejudice. We offer opportunities and safety for all.
We always seek participants who are passionate about making GVCS a stronger community through DEI. Join us, during the 2023-24 school year, the first Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-7 pm. The meeting place will be communicated on ParentSquare.
DEI Committee Members:
Top row, left to right: Ally Jakubicka, Lisa Moraga, Ray La Point, Jeff Westbrook
Bottom row, left to right: Samantha Bruton, Becky Page, Charlotte Gibbs
Not pictured: Kurt Freedle, Stephanie Lorenz
We believe in the equality of human dignity and the limitlessness of human potential.
As both individuals and groups, we are called to consider how we view the present, relate to the past, and will conduct ourselves in the future. This calling resulted in our work on the DEI Resolution document the Board of Trustees passed in 2022; as well as our joint efforts with the GV Faculty and Staff on a Disavowal document that addresses areas of concern in our Waldorf history.
We invite you to review and reflect on these documents, and reach out to us with questions or thoughts.
The practice of including and seeing people of any race, color, ancestry, origin, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, neuro diversity, physical characteristics, marital status, family status, age, ability, or any other personal or cultural characteristic.
The practice of ensuring, through acts of fairness and justice, that everyone has access to the same treatment, opportunities, and advancement. Equity aims to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent the full participation of some groups.
The practice or policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized.