Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI)
ARE AT THE HEART OF WESTMARK'S MISSION.
Our students learn differently, our teachers teach differently, and as a result, all of
our students have equal access to curriculum and programming.
Students, faculty, staff, and families bring more than learning differences to Westmark. Our community is diverse economically, racially, ethnically, religiously, and in sexual orientation.
Our commitment is to embrace individual identity and ensure that everyone in our community feels welcome and has equal access to the best we have to offer.
Westmark's DEI leadership team work closely with our Teachers, Advisors, Administrators, Curriculum Team, and School Counselors to integrate multicultural practices into our classrooms, and overall school culture. Our work with both students, teachers and leadership positively impacts our community, promoting awareness of identity, equity, and inclusion across grade levels and throughout our community.
Central to preparing students for their futures is teaching them how to become responsible members of society. To succeed in this endeavor, students need to understand their own identities and the identities of others. At Westmark, we embed diversity work into the culture of the school so students can develop a strong self-concept by understanding and analyzing their own culture while learning to interact and relate with respect to other individuals, students and cultural groups.