Diversity And Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion
Beecher Road School is a diverse and vibrant community that embraces the unique backgrounds and contributions of all our students and families. We believe that our differences strengthen our community and enrich learning for all students. Our school is dedicated to building a community that fosters a culture of inclusivity and belonging.
Community and Diversity Committee
The Community and Diversity Committee is composed of Beecher parents, teachers and administration. The committee acts in advisory capacity to administration and provides leadership and resources to support various projects and activities. Meetings are held regularly to identify current activities, expand stakeholder participation, and promote and celebrate the diversity of each individual. For more information, please contact us at BRSdiversity@woodbridgeps.org.
Collection Development with a Focus on Inclusivity
At Beecher Road School, our resource development is something we take great pride in. We are grateful to the pioneering work of educator Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop who first put forth the idea that readers need to see “mirrors” - reflections of themselves in books and “windows'' - experiences and viewpoints that are different. In some conditions windows can become “sliding glass doors'' where readers are able to see themselves in the experiences of others. We work continuously to acquire and promote books that capture a variety of voices and experiences. In our selection choices we seek to affirm the history, culture, family background and other identities of all our students while building respect and empathy. We recognize that our world is comprised of a tapestry of beliefs and varied realities and that our students benefit from being exposed to the vast diversity of the human experience.
Bishop, R. (1990). “Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors.” Ohio State University. Perspectives: Choosing and Using Books for the Classroom, 6(3).