“In order to empathize with someone’s experience you must be willing to believe them as they see it and not how you imagine their experience to be” - Brene Brown
A CALL TO ACTION
School Support and Improvement, we will lead with equity. We want to reaffirm and reinforce our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion given current events that highlight persistent racial biases in our society. We are committed to listening, learning and taking action to ensure we are addressing inequities in ourselves, our services and systems.
OUR SHARED CORE VALUE OF EQUITY
Our role is to support LEA and schools to develop systems and structures ensuring success for ALL students. We know that we must intentionally create dialogue and take appropriate action to support schools in addressing inequities and developing high quality, equitable environments that are inclusive of ALL students. We cannot expect each and every Black, Latinx, Native and Indigenous, and marginalized Asian child to thrive academically and reach their full potential if they are not being nurtured and supported in the most fundamental ways and that includes personal safety, and social, emotional, and mental well-being. We believe we have a collective responsibility to transform and create equitable systemic changes so ALL students in Arizona can thrive.
OUR COMMITMENTS TO ACHIEVING EQUITY