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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In alignment with the Westbury Union Free School District’s Mission and Vision, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to a culturally responsive learning community,  which enables us to build a greater understanding of our scholars, community and staff. As a learning community rich in DIVERSITY and committed to academic excellence and character development, we must provide an inclusive educational environment for all scholars and staff. At Westbury Union Free School District, we embrace the challenge of eradicating district and community-wide inequities to build and sustain a diverse workforce, implement data-driven approaches to close achievement and opportunity gaps for all scholars and staff, and champion inclusive curriculum. 

In fostering EQUITY and INCLUSION throughout our district, we seek to create a learning community where students feel empowered to be agents of positive social change, by providing scholars with the knowledge, skills, and voice to participate in our democracy that will create a more equitable society. We also seek to promote a culture of BELONGING through our policies, instructional practices, student programs, activities, and services.

Our DEI efforts are intentional to ensuring equitable accountability in our learning community's resources, programs, services, and partnerships. We aspire to create a learning community where everyone can thrive as their authentic selves with a sense of belonging and where our scholars can harness their strengths, student agency, and cultural competency to be global citizens. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging is not a choice, but a responsibility in creating and sustaining the academic and operational excellence of Westbury Union Free School District.

Emily Sanz, Ed.D.
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Special Programs