The Bronxville School PTA has created a school-wide DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Committee. The Mission of the DEI Committee is to encourage an environment amongst the school community where members from diverse backgrounds based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, or age feel seen, heard and empowered.
We strive to meet our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by sharing, listening and learning and applying these ideas to the school community.
The committee will work in parallel with the school’s curriculum to offer parents resources, bring relevant experts to speak and help recognize the diversity within our own community. This parallel learning and sharing will help to create a home-school connection.
What do we mean by Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?
Diversity is the presence of differences that may include but not limited to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, or age.
Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems.
Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed
DEI Chairs: Anabella Davis & Teresa Brady
Secretary: Tatiana Castro
Communication: Tatiana Castro and Rekha Waggoner
Resources: Huma Agboatwalla & Kat Rodriguez
Elementary School Rep: Bona Han, Chevor Pompey & Mike Brady
Middle School Rep:Kathryn Kempton
High School Rep: Lia Gravier
Meetings & Events
Get Involved, Share your Ideas and Make an Impact!
The DEI Committee will host events throughout the year offering opportunities for our community to share, learn and celebrate. We will also offer resources on a variety of topics as we continue to build on our mission.
All school community members are welcome to join our committee. We are open to ideas on how to fulfill our mission. Please email us at President@Bronxvillepta.org
DEI Discussions Monthly Meeting: Join members of the DEI committee for open forum discussions the first Wednesday of each month. Conversation starters will be posted the week before each meeting. All meetings will be held on zoom at 7:30 pm.
Monthly Meeting DATES: April 7th , May 5th and June 1st
Join the workshop with Martha Haakmat “Raising Racially Literate Children & Teaching What We Do Not Know” Thursday, April 15th and Thursday, April 29th @ 7pm Register Here
Here are resources recommended by Martha Haakmat
Links for more Information on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work in the District:
Bronxville Board of Education Meeting (November 2020) - Mara Koetke, Director of Curriculum gives an update on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work that is happening in the District.
March 20221 ES Council Meeting: Tricia Murray, ES Principal and Rakiya Adams, Assistant Principal give an overview of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion curriculum in the Elementary School.