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Culturally Competent and Diverse Staff

Focus Area 3

Group of Thompson educators standing in front of a mural

The EDI Department sponsored several TSD employees to attend the 2023 CO-ALAS Leadership Conference. (Desired Outcomes 2.2, 3.3)

Description: 

Culturally competent staff and diverse TSD employees are recruited, supported, and retained.

Theory of Action

If we engage in active recruitment, employment, support, and retention of culturally competent and diverse staff we will model a respect for diversity and increase positive intercultural communication and heighten access to learning.

I think we need teachers from different countries so we can learn about different cultures.

— Elementary students from Dr. Schaffer’s Student Advisory Council, 2022

I think connecting with colleges nearby and asking if they have people graduating with a different skin color, religion, or maybe have a disability they have overcome would be helpful.

— Middle school students from Dr. Schaffer’s Student Advisory Council, 2022

Progress on TSD’s Educational Equity Implementation Plan Year 1 (2021-2022)

Focus Area 3: Culturally Competent and Diverse Staff