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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

“When children cannot find themselves reflected in books they read, or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part. Our classrooms [and our homes] need to be places where all the children from all the cultures that make up the salad bowl of American society can find their mirrors.”

– Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop

Our Commitment to Equity & Belonging

Beauvoir is deeply committed to creating an equitable community for all that values and respects families, faculty and staff of all faiths (or none), family structures, sexual orientations, gender identities, and racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

In order to sustain an equitable community for all, we understand the need to educate and support the learning of each of our community members. Beauvoir has a full-time Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who continues to support our personal and professional development as well as our continued evaluation of our culture, policies and practices.

We believe that a community that values and respects the multitude of human identities and experiences not only fosters empathy, but also strengthens our practices, encourages excellence, and creates a sense of belonging.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The following truths are the golden thread that runs through the fabric of the Beauvoir community:

  • The Beauvoir Life Rules—respect, responsibility, honesty, and kindness—matter.
  • Together, we are stronger as a community because of our differences.
  • Everyone belongs and has a voice.
  • Every Beauvoir decision honors children first.
  • We approach every challenge with confidence, courage, and faithful spirit.
  • Our children are watching and listening.
  • The one thing we will always have in common is our care for and support of children.

We are in this together.

Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn
Head of School

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