The Department of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Dear NPS Community,
Welcome Back! We are excited to return for the 2023-24 school year and continue our work together in the pursuit of equity, inclusion for ALL Newton Public Schools students, families and staff.
These last three years have definitely challenged us to be patient, creative and resilient... but it has also allowed us time to be reflective, thoughtful and intentional. As we enter this new school year and my fourth year in this role, the collective energy to build on our antiracist mission is palpable. Our department has expanded, our foundation is firm and the reach of our work continues to grow with educators, staff, students, families and community partners.
We are very excited about the work ahead as we deepen our understanding and implementation of culturally-responsive instruction, continue to build an educator and leadership community that is representative of our student body, and reinforce inclusion and belonging through our values and practice.
We look forward to your partnership in this very important work!
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." ~ Audre Lorde