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).