Equity Work – Community

Focus Groups

In the spring of 2021, we held focus groups where we invited our approximately 30  Black and African-American families, as well as over 150 Hispanic/Latin@ and Native American/Indigenous families. We discussed positive and negative experiences they have had because of their race, as well as ideas for how we can improve as a school. Please see our community presentation summary on all focus groups for more information.

Diversity and Inclusivity PTA Sub-Committee 

This group has been a PTA Sub-Committee since 2016.

    • Mission and Vision: The mission of the Diversity & Inclusivity Committee is to foster the growth and participation of underrepresented populations at our school, and to build awareness through education in order to accept and appreciate all members in our community.”
    • Interested in joining for 2021? Please contact Nicole_Tembrock@dpsk12.org

Equity Book Club

Our Equity Book Club has met approximately every six weeks through the school year. Here are the texts we’ve read and discussed:

      • 2019 – 2020: So, You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Olouo
      • 2020 – 2021: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
      • Interested in joining for 2021 – 22? Please contact Nicole_Tembrock@dpsk12.org 

Family Nights

Over the years, we have had several family nights with an equity theme where families can come together to learn and talk about diversity and inclusivity in service of equity.