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Equity Diversity and Inclusion Department

Purpose:

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Department's purpose is to work in partnership as EDI consultants alongside education professionals. Our goal is to advance equitable systems in education by building skills so that EDI becomes an integral element of all our practices and to increase student success and family engagement by co-creating equitable systemic change.
 

Role: EDI Consultants

  • Serve as education human-centered thought partners 
  • Co-develop and co-design inclusive cultures
  • Co-design strategic pathways and implementation
  • Training and group dialogue 
  • Foster critical thinking
  • Share content-specific resources
  • Serve as conveners 
  • Language Access Plan support

Why Change The Order of the Letters?:

Equity is the why, diversity is the who, and inclusion is the how ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›

School District Phases of Engagement:

Equity Diversity and Inclusion Department Staff

Regional Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Dr. Maria Chavez-Haroldson, Ph.D.
Email: Maria.Chavez-Haroldson@wesd.org
Phone: 503.540.4497
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Education Inclusivity and Innovation Specialist

Maria Lenzi Miori, M.A.
Email: Maria.Lenzi@wesd.org
Phone: 503.540.4484