Hispanic Heritage Month

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    Three Interesting Facts About Hispanics and Latinos in the United States:

    1. Hispanics and Latinos are not necessarily the same. Hispanics are descended from Spanish-speaking populations. Latinos are people of Latin American descent.
    2. Currently, the Hispanic population in the United States stands at more than 56 million, making it the largest racial or ethnic group in the United States.*
    3. It is estimated that by 2065 the Latino population in the United States will grow to 107 million people.*

    *Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project Statistics & U.S. Census Bureau

    Source: Utsa. (n.d.). What is Hispanic Heritage Month | Inclusive Excellence | UTSA | University of Texas at San Antonio. https://www.utsa.edu/inclusiveexcellence/resources/what-we-can-do.html.


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 


EDI Mission Statement

  • We value the worth and dignity of individuals by actively pursuing equity, diversity and inclusion for all staff, students, families, and districts of Willamette Education Service District. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where all can thrive and be successful.

EDI Vision

  • We envision a workplace culture of belonging; a workplace where equity, diversity, and inclusion is an expectation, a responsibility, and a practice of all individuals at WESD.

2021 WESD EDI Survey

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    The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Professional Development Survey was emailed to all staff at WESD in June, 2021.

    We look forward to sharing the results of this survey and for you to see some action in professional development opportunities next school year.

    Your input in this survey will help us to grow in our shared equity, diversity, and inclusion journey. 

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Celebrate International Pronouns Day with ODE!

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    Purpose of this Guide

    This guide is created to help anyone learn how to use people’s correct pronouns. Everyone in your school community should engage in learning, educating, and advocating for the inclusive use of pronouns for all. Click here to visit the Website!


    Source: Glsen. (n.d.). Pronouns: A Guide from GLSEN | GLSEN. https://www.glsen.org/activity/pronouns-guide-glsen?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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