Employee Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Respect. Honesty. Courage. These three distinct words have significant meaning at Stephen Gaynor School as the cornerstone of our Employee Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee, a wide-ranging initiative intended to foster an inclusive environment that supports and celebrates each individual in our school community.

Celebrating diversity in learning styles has been a core value at Gaynor throughout our 60-year history. It is important that we continue to recognize and welcome all forms of diversity: race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, learning and physical abilities, or age.

The Employee DEI Committee works to raise awareness, promote critical thinking, and encourage responsible action around issues of diversity. Through these efforts, we can ensure that these values are infused in all aspects of the school for students of all ages.

The work of the Employee DEI Committee resulted in the establishment of a DEI curriculum spanning EC through Blue clusters. This curriculum serves the two-pronged goal of establishing a clear, concise, coordinated DEI curriculum as well as embedding Gaynor’s DEI values throughout the entire school. The Gaynor curriculum uses the racial literacy Pollyanna curriculum and Teaching Tolerance as resources.

All employees are welcome to join the Employee DEI Committee. At Gaynor, we celebrate each individual in our school community and hope that they feel the positive impacts of this initiative every day.

The Parents Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is dedicated to promoting and advocating for increased diversity among our Gaynor families.