Commitment 7

Require ongoing training to ensure all employees and board members are well educated in the best practices of inclusivity. Supplement this training generously, providing many opportunities for faculty and staff members to keep on the leading edge of learning in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Promoting diversity and educating employees on how to ensure equity and inclusivity in their interactions with students and colleagues is essential, so Episcopal is committed to requiring DEI training for all employees. Students benefit significantly by working with a faculty trained in multiculturalism and inclusivity, experiencing a greater sense of community, belonging, and growth.

Providing such training has been a priority in Episcopal’s professional development planning in recent years. Prior to the 2020-21 school year, all employees participated in training in antiracist practices, and schoolwide professional development days have prioritized DEI matters for several years. Many members of the faculty and staff have also pursued a wide range of role-specific growth opportunities related to gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, and more. The growth of the faculty and staff SEED program and increased participation in our monthly faculty/staff afterschool DEI sessions are two of many encouraging indicators demonstrating how much EA employees value growing in their understanding of DEI issues. We will continue expanding our commitment to this work.

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