Kent ‚ÄčISD's 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

Beyond Diversity (Foundation Seminar)

Kent ISD's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office collaborates with Forest Hills Public Schools to offer the 2-day Beyond Diversity seminar. Beyond Diversity is designed to help educators, students & parents understand the impact of race on student learning and investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing achievement disparities

March 18 & 19, 2020 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center

  • 14 SCECH Hours (pending approval)
  • Course cost $225, Kent ISD Service Area Educators will receive a $25 discount at checkout.
  • Lunch Catered



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

DEI Blog 

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


(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.