Equity Team

Enfield High School Equity Team

Mission

The intentional creation of a new, continuously evolving system where all members of the Enfield High School community feel safe, acknowledged, accepted, and supported on a pathway to success. This new system will take into account performance of the school’s makeup of majority and minority groups and use this information to educate all, with specific focus on outcomes by race.

Contacts:

Principal Erin E. Clark eclark@enfieldschools.org       Phone: 860-763-8804

Leadership team members: Julie Aliker, Anthony Allegro,  Julia Barnett, Altressa Cox-Blackwell, Greg Chandler, April Frizzell, Nicole Fontaine, Bridgette Moriarity, Dan Paradis, Cynthia Spencer, Tramaine Taylor

Goals

Our team is continuously working to improve outcomes for our students of color through a variety of methods.  Several of our efforts and programs are described below.

Provide Professional Development for Staff

 

Organizing professional development for staff on topics such as culturally responsive instruction, implicit bias, and facilitating civil discourse.

 

Examples:

·         Implicit Bias trainings (February 2018, November 2019)

·         Summer Book Club: “Courageous Conversations About Race” by Glenn Singleton (Summer, 2019)

·         Facilitating Civil Discourse (Spring, 2019)

·         Equity Team

·         CREC consultant whole-staff training on equity, culture, and systemic racism (Fall, 2018)

·         Culturally Responsive Instruction training (Spring, 2017)

·         CREC Implicit Bias trainings for administrators

Educate and Empower Students

 

Providing opportunities for empowering the voices of our students of color through clubs, organizations, facilitated conversations, leadership conferences, etc.

 

Examples:

·         Diversity Club (established 2017)

·         Student leaders sent to conferences

o   Dismantling Systemic Racism (Spring 2017, 2018, 2019)

o   Students participated in KidSpeak event (Spring, 2019)

·         Regular facilitation of civil discourse discussions on race or “Study Circles” (Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)

Engage our families and community

 

Examples:

·         Parent focus group discussions on race (January, 2019)

·         Sent equity team leaders to family engagement conference (Fall, 2019)

Hire for Diversity

 

Examples:

·         EHS and EPS administrators attended a Minority Recruitment Fair (Spring, 2019)

·         EHS participates in CREC’s Minority Recruitment Consortium (2019-2020)


Join us for an Open Parent Meeting on February 19th at 2:15 p.m. in the EHS Library!!!  RSVP here: RSVP for open meeting

Meeting Agendas:
equity team agenda 9.4.19.docx
equity leadership team agenda 11.25.19.docx
equity leadership team agenda 1.8.20 notes.docx