The SJPDS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Committee
In 2020 St. John's Parish Day School formally launched The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Committee (DEI) which is Co-chaired by Katherine Carter, former parent, Past Board President & Co-Director DEI Committee along with Dani Boarman, Assistant Head of School. This wonderfully diverse committee includes staff members and SJPDS parents. The DEI Committee meets 3-4 times a year to reflect on the principles of the inclusivity statement as it relates to St John's Parish Day School life. This outstanding committee has volunteered their time for the past two years to ensure St. John's Parish Day School has a DEI statement that reflects St. John's and is not a single agenda item but continues as the natural part of school life.
Some highlights happening at SJPDS range from sharing stories of acceptance and inclusivity during Chapels and Information Literacy class to teachers purposefully planning social-emotional learning lessons that support students to explore individual differences. In addition, during our Outreach initiatives (Veterans Day, food drive, Collington Square toy drive, and Walk for Wamunyu) lessons of awareness to individuals' lives around us and how we can all make a difference in another opportunity of building an inclusive, accepting community.
Thank you to each member of the DEI committee for their dedication, honesty, open dialog, and commitment to the school!