Diversity, Equity, Social Justice

Office of Diversity, Equity and Social Justice

WSESU Diversity, Equity, Social Justice Principles
This document was created by the WSESU DEC & Teacher Leaders

1. Students First

Concern for our students’ welfare is always our highest priority.

2. Understanding Self & Others  

Students have the best opportunity to thrive when they: (a) know themselves, have the tools to analyze society, and understand how societal inequalities impact themselves and others differently. (b) are open to understanding other peoples’ experiences that are different from their own. 

3. Restorative Action 

Social injustices in our schools require prompt acknowledgement and restorative action.

4. Transformative Process.

Our work is not based on predefined outcomes, but on the transformative process.

5. Diverse Collaboration

Our schools can only make effective and equitable decisions with the integral involvement of key collaborators of diverse backgrounds (students, staff, parents, administrators, school board members, and our wider community).