Equity Team

Enfield High School Equity Team

Equity Statement of Purpose
At Enfield High School, we believe all students are entitled to a high quality 21st Century education. The purpose of our equity work is to create an environment where everyone feels cared for, welcomed, respected, supported, and valued. Our inclusivity will allow students of all races and backgrounds to recognize that this educational entitlement includes them. We will work toward nurturing a culture of equity and social consciousness as well as an anti-racist environment. We recognize that our students carry a different range of experiences with them, from both inside and outside of their educational background, that affects how they access their education. Our equity work focuses on identifying root causes of educational disparities in order to understand them, address them, and then eliminate such barriers. Ultimately, we strive to ensure our students have equal access to curricula and equal opportunities to participate in everything Enfield High School has to offer.
- (revised 4/29/21)


Principal Erin E. Clark[email protected]Phone: 860-763-8804


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.



·Offering Courageous Conversation Training for all staff (2020-ongoing)

·Implicit Bias trainings (February 2018, November 2019)

·Summer Book Clubs: “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain" by Zaretta Hammond (Summer, 2022); 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 (Summer 2020)
·EHS Staff Participated in Courageous Conversations About Race (2020-2021)
·CREC Training for Equity Team leaders on Antiracism (2020-2021)
·District training on Equity (22-23)
·Administrators attend SERC Conference for Igniting Change (22-23)

Educate and Empower Students

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



·Diversity Club (established 2017)

·Student leaders sent to conferences

oDismantling Systemic Racism (Spring 2017, 2018, 2019)

oStudents participated in KidSpeak event (Spring, 2019)

·Regular facilitation of civil discourse discussions on race or “Civil Discourse Circles” (Spring 2019-Present)

·Offering mentoring sessions around diversity and inclusion (20-21)
·Student Equity Leadership Team Established (2021-2022)
·Student Equity Team organizes 1st Culture/Heritage Fair (Spring, 2023)
·Student leaders participate on statewide CT Association of Schools Equity Board for Diversity (22-23)

Engage our families and community


·Open Parent Meetings (2019-2020, 2021, 2022, 23)

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

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

Recruit & Retain Diverse Staff


·EHS and EPS administrators attend Minority Recruitment Fair (2019, 2022)

·EHS participates in CREC’s Minority Recruitment Consortium to learn from other schools and state leaders (2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022)
·EHS administrators participate on district committee committed

Diversify the Curriculum

·Continue to work with curriculum office to audit curriculum to ensurerepresentation (ongoing)
·Black Literature course proposed and adopted, 2020-2021
·Writing and piloting curricular units to promote racial equity (20-21)




Parent Equity Meeting

Part of our strategy to promote racial equity at EHS includes utilizing democratic processes that include the voices and ideas of our faculty, students, parents, and community members.Our parents are invited to attend open meetings with members of our Equity team by registering using this link:


Interested parents should register by September 9th to receive follow-up emails on upcoming meetings. The registration asks parents to submit which dates and times work best for them. Thank you for considering joining this important team!


Erin E. Clark