District News

June 5, 2019
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee holds 5th Meeting

Meeting #5: June 3, 2019

Amy Tesolin joins us and will nowact in the capacity of DEI Committee Facilitator

Welcome & Ice-breaker- activity (Amy T) (5 min.)

Potential question: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Participants shared a place that they want to go - anywhere in the world


May 10, 2019
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee holds 4th Meeting

Meeting #4 - May 8, 2019

Welcome & Introductions

Superintendent Graden introduced Amy Tesolin who has vast experience leading and facilitating discussions with various groups.

Ms. Tesolin introduced herself and explained her background. We spent some time discussing the importance of facilitation and consensus building.

  • You don’t have to 100% agree with a decision, but you need to be able to live by it.
  • It’s important to address conflict and discuss it.
  • We have to be open to the idea of building consensus
  • A facilitator’s role in consensus building would not be to chair the meeting, it would be to facilitate the process so everyone has a voice and is involved in the process
  • A facilitator helps manage the power dynamics in a group
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee holds 3rd Meeting

Meeting #3 - April 16, 2019
How do we help our students see themselves within stories they encounter in school?

Windows, Mirrors, and More
Individually reflect on how you have seen yourself (or not seen yourself) in stories

In triads, take 10 minutes to discuss how you have seen yourself (or not seen yourself) in stories.  Further, discuss WHY it’s important to see self and others in the stories? Why might an individual from an underserved, oppressed group need a story to be a blanket or an escape hatch?


March 20, 2019
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee holds 1st Meeting
March 18, 2019

SAS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Meeting #1 - March 18, 2019
Welcome & Introductions

All members of the Committee introduced themselves and shared a little background about themselves.