Shifting a school district’s culture towards equity and inclusion requires coordinated and centralized efforts to address systems, policies, materials, and mindsets. It is not a one and done event; it requires continual work. Therefore, DMEquityOffice is designed as a sustained partnership over time.
DMGroup deepens the awareness of district leaders around equity issues and develops the capacity of district leaders to effectively facilitate equitable change management. Thus the partnership is grounded in mutual trust and deep collaboration in service of long-term sustainable change.
In partnership with district leaders, DMEquityOffice will engage in comprehensive planning to help strengthen equitable and inclusive practices in the district. Long-term goals are clearly defined and short-term action plans are detailed in order to ensure meaningful progress and momentum. Throughout the year, DMEquityOffice provides ongoing support to help sustain efforts; this includes facilitated collaboration with peers and support from experts steeped in the work.