At ANCS, we value the diversity of our school community and are actively and intentionally ensuring that all members of our school family are served well through equitable and inclusive policies, practices, and opportunities.
Diversity and Equity Action Team
The ANCS Diversity and Equity Action Team is an intentional, co-created space for our school family – faculty, staff, parents, board and community members to reflect, learn with/from each other, and build strength and capacity in our community across differences to examine systemic issues of inequity within our school. This is an effort to improve the lived experience of all members of our school community and create equitable outcomes for all.
ANCS is dedicated to building the diversity of our school community and deliberately and explicitly challenging all forms of inequity–particularly related to race and class–within our school community. ANCS has formed a diversity and equity action team to deepen this work. In the 2018-2019 school year, the following priorities were developed as a result of our team’s work together.
The Equity Support Team
The Equity Support Team at ANCS consists of equity support coaches at each campus who have been selected to facilitate professional learning communities that build capacity for our faculty and staff’s knowledge, skills and development in understandings of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Equity support coaches have experience in Critical Friendship and have participated in and/or interned with the San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools‘ Equity-Based iGroup Facilitator training, a high-level professional development that trains leaders to support their schools toward educational equity.
The goal of K-8 diversity and equity work at ANCS is for all members of our school family to be served well. To do this, we must commit to identify, interrupt, and transform inequity at all levels, personal and structural. In order to accomplish this – We will…
Learn from each other across difference and in affinity.
Identify inequities and commit to interrupt and transform them in our school context.
Provide experiences that provoke learning and reflection for transforming our practices.
Build skills necessary to do work each day in our school at all levels.