Equity & Inclusion

In order to effectuate our mission, philosophy, and history of the school to honor the diversity of Seattle and serve our diverse community, it is imperative that all at Lake Washington Girls Middle School – its faculty, staff, parent body, and Board of Directors – identify and address the areas of equity and inclusion. The school is committed to participate in the in-depth exploration and understanding of key equity concepts and practice, including those of diversity, cultural competence and culturally responsive teaching and practice, social justice and social dominance, power and privilege, and ally-ship. Working with University of Washington professors and social justice researchers Manka Varghese and Serena Maurer this year, the faculty and staff are starting the journey that we plan to continue each year.