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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Defined

  • Diversity
    Collective mixtures of our students, staff, families and communities characterized by our differences and similarities.

    The Diversity Wheel is a great visual representation of the diversity that we each possess. It gives an overview of the dimensions of diversity that are present and active in one’s environment. It consists of four layers of diversity: personality, internal, external and organizational dimensions.

     

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    Click the graphic above to learn more about the Diversity Wheel & Definitions
    Source: Gardenswartz & Rowe

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Director of DEI

  • Toya Spencer Headshot


    Toya Spencer is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She joined the district with 18 years of corporate experience. For the majority of her career, she has been guiding organizations in becoming more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces. Having worked at the corporate headquarters for Abercrombie & Fitch, Huntington National Bank and Danaher Corporation - Toya's experience working in such vastly different industries provides the dexterity required to understand and serve a school district with needs across many aspects of diversity.

    Read more about Toya

    Toya's Welcome Letter

    Contact Toya via email: tspencer@wscloud.org

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Monthly Cultural Celebrations

  • MAY

    Asian American

    Asian American Pacific Islander and Heritage Month

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. The AAPI umbrella term includes cultures from the entire Asian continent—including East, Southeast and South Asia—and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.

     

    Why did the name change to Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month?

    In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a bill passed by Congress to extend the week to a full month. In 2009, President Obama officially changed the name to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, with the signing of Proclamation 8369. 

    In his statement announcing the change, Obama wrote, “The vast diversity of languages, religions, and cultural traditions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continues to strengthen the fabric of American society.… During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we remember the challenges and celebrate the achievements that define our history.”

     

    Jewish American

    Jewish American Heritage Month

    Jewish American Heritage Month recognizes the contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to the history, culture and society of this country. The origins of the month began in 1980 with the establishment of Jewish American Week. Through the bi-partisan efforts of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and the late Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the month was established in 2006 by President George W. Bush to honor the contributions and achievements of Jewish Americans and to educate all Americans. It has been continued since then by presidential proclamation.