When you join our community, you can expect this work to be an ongoing part of your Meadowbrook experience.
Equity and inclusion are ingrained in everything we do — whether it’s reading a book in English class, studying a topic in social studies, or talking about an issue in advisory. We strive to nurture a community of belonging where all of our young people can feel seen, heard, and validated, and can find success and thrive throughout their time at Meadowbrook and beyond.
In fact, we see equity and inclusion as directly tied to academic excellence: You can’t have one without the other. Our goal is to give everyone at Meadowbrook the confidence to create their own narratives as well as embrace and support each other’s stories.
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Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
We believe a diverse and inclusive community is central to Meadowbrook’s mission.
We embrace our students, faculty and families in all their diversity, which we broadly define as race, gender, age, ability/disability, ethnicity, culture, religion, nationality, family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and socioeconomic class, among other characteristics that contribute to each person’s full identity.
We cherish and respect individual stories, strengths, weaknesses, voices, and backgrounds. We examine and question our methods and narratives in order to grow individually and as a community. This is an ongoing, dynamic journey that we take together. We believe that only through such a community can we know, love, and challenge each child.
Equity and Inclusion Programming
White Anti-Racist Educators is a group of faculty members who identify as white, actively engaged in conversation and exercises to move our community forward in our anti-racist work.
SEED, or Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity, is a discussion-based group that meets once per month and dives into topics related to identity and belonging. Topics include: gender identity, religion, socioeconomic status, and family structure, to name a few.
Faculty of Color affinity group
Faculty who identify as people of color are invited to join an affinity group which serves as a safe space to share experiences and support.
The Multicultural Teaching Institute is a three-days-long conference held each June at Meadowbrook. Designed and run by teachers, for teachers, the MTI offers hands-on resources and practice for teachers who wish to expand their understanding of multicultural education in their classrooms.
Like Faculty SEED, the Parent & Guardian SEED group meets monthly and encourages conversations about different aspects of identity. Facilitated by Meadowbrook faculty members, parents and guardians are led through structured meetings that serve as both a way to connect and a way to learn.
The Office of Equity and Inclusion hosts a variety of community conversations through the school year, some of which are open to the public. These conversations usually include a guest speaker and time for questions and discussion on a wide range of topics.