Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Belonging, Equity & Inclusion are the Guiding principles in the center and Learning & Development, Diverse Workforce, Structural & Systemic Justice, Intersectionality, and Learning Environments (culture) surround those principles and represent action areas

Upcoming Events and PDs

Check out the flyers below for details on upcoming events and opportunities for expanding your DBEI knowledge:

“Those who practice leadership for equity must confront, disappoint, and dismantle and at the same time energize, inspire and empower.” - Sharon Daloz Parks

Contact Us

odbei@kentisd.org 

Brandy Lovelady Mitchell
Director
Sommer Jabbar
Project Coordinator

DEI Blog 

For more on the topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the classroom and beyond, check out our blog posts!

Definitions:

(Adapted from Disruptive Equity Education Project)

DIVERSITY is representation. Can be measured through numbers and is usually tracked by race, gender, sexual identity, age, education, economic background.

BELONGING is the ongoing culture created to have all people feel welcome across difference. Manifested in the relationships, in conversations, physical space and written word. 

INCLUSION is the participation. Inclusion is usually achieved when diverse populations are involved in decision-making that impacts the policies and practices of the organization.

EQUITY requires changing structures of power & privilege so disparities of historically underrepresented groups are eliminated and therefore outcomes cannot be predicted by that grouping.