Diversity in the OASD
“Diversity makes schools innovative and competitive.”
One of the five strategic directions in our district’s strategic plan is respecting the differences among people and cultures. To that end, the district has established a Diversity Committee for the purposes of fostering learning environments respectful of student and staff differences, and to raise awareness of human and cultural diversity. The committee is working to make diversity visible in our school district. In addition, the district’s diversity committee has expanded this year by engaging in the work of understanding diversity, how it exists in our district and the continued work around the respecting the diversity among people and cultures.
Diversity is not limited to racial identity; rather, it is a celebration of the differences that pull us closer together as a human race. We celebrate, accept and respect our gender, age, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, disabilities, languages, socio-economic status, and backgrounds.
We will continue to share information with the community, parents and students about how diversity is respected throughout the district, in curriculum, in the arts, and and in our work force. We welcome ideas for making diversity more visible in our libraries, buildings, classrooms or departments.
Diversity committee members:
Sarah Lang, Jason Curtis, Michael Duncan, Jason Werchowski, Rebecca Mankins, Pam Casey, Deanna Burton, Lisa Dawes, Jill Marr, Holly Wegmann, Peihua Reinke, Tina Heinecke-Kurtz, Carrie Schultz, Kelly Boldt, Kimberly Schiefelbein, Judy Reed, Robyn Allen, Michelle Altenberger, Iza Sanchez.
Please contact Deanna Burton, District Office, to share ways in which your school, class, club or department is respecting the diversity among people and cultures.
Service Learning Travel Information
Respecting the diversity among people and cultures is one of Oconomowoc Area School
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