Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mission Statement
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is committed to a culturally responsive workplace which enables us to build a greater understanding of our students, staff and community. We embrace the challenge of eradicating district and community wide inequities to build and sustain a diverse workforce, champion inclusive curriculum, and implement data driven approaches to close achievement and opportunities gaps for all students and staff. Our efforts are intentional and not limited to assessing and evaluating district policies and practices, but to ensure equitable fiscal accountability in the resources, programs, services and partnerships of our learning community. We instill that equity is not a choice, but our responsibility in creating and sustaining the academic and operational excellence that is Arlington Public Schools.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision Statement
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will create and sustain a district-wide culture that universally uses culturally responsive teaching and equitable practices to ensure that all students, regardless of the schools they attend, their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, native language, or economic status, have access to exceptional teaching and resources needed for each to continually experience high levels of academic achievement and social development.
For more information about the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: https://www.apsva.us/diversity-equity-inclusion/