Ardsley's Equity Vision
The Ardsley School District’s leadership team is deeply committed to ensuring a mutually respectful learning environment for every student, family, and staff member and believe that embracing our diversity leads to social/emotional and academic excellence and prepares students for lives in a multicultural society.
As leaders and educators, we believe our work is fundamental to building a future where every individual is equally valued and celebrated, and every person's potential can be realized and fulfilled.
The District's work on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is an exciting opportunity to celebrate, enrich, and transform who we are as a diverse and inclusive community of learners in Ardsley.
How can we approach this work?
We will use the Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Framework and the NYSED Policy as tools to guide our work, affirm our values and set our priorities across the Framework's four dimensions.
- Welcoming and Affirming Environment for All.
- High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction for All.
- Ensuring Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment for All.
- Ongoing Professional Learning and Support for All.
District Equity Leader: We are hiring a member of our faculty in a stipended role, who will help focus our efforts as well as coordinate activities with the community.
Equity Committee: The Ardsley School District’s Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is being formed over the summer of 2021 to act as an advisory committee to the District. (Click on this link for more information on the Equity Committee charge and structure)
The Ardsley School District continually strives to create a culture of inclusiveness, understanding, and compassion in our schools. Bigotry, bias, intolerance, and hate of any kind, have no place here in Ardsley and we will continue to do our part in promoting diversity, equality and inclusion for all in our community.