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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.

Seal of Civic Readiness

WUFSD is committed to civic engagement that empowers all students.  Starting in the Fall 2023, our Middle School and High School Students have the opportunity to earn credits towards the Seal of Civic Readiness.

CR-SE Framework – Using NYSED’s Framework to guide our district-wide DEI Initiatives

Civil Rights

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Natalie Nelson
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

DEI Leadership Committee Members

  • Dr. Tahira Dupree Chase
    Robin Barnett 
    Robert Chambers
    Claudia Germain
    Gloria Dingwall
    Felicia Crawford
    David Zimbler
    Deadra Faulkner
    Brendan Gallivan

DEI Building Committee Members

We have a total of 42 DEI Committee members.  Each building has their own DEI Committee members that have been participating in our DEI Equity Institute Trainings, Equity Learning Walks and Equity Action Plan Meetings.