Kent ​ISD's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion



2019-20 Professional Learning

Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain
Featuring Dr. Zaretta Hammond

October 23-24, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, at Kent ISD - ESC Building

SCECHs - 12 Credits
Course cost $250.00, Kent ISD Service Area Educators will receive a $50 discount upon checkout.


“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.