Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

ENSURING QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL IS A TOP PRIORITY AT MUSE GLOBAL SCHOOL.

As part of MUSE’s mission — inspiring and preparing young people to live consciously with themselves, one another, and the planet —  we have committed ourselves to becoming more diverse and inclusive in our school’s environment and to add emphasis to our academic focus on social justice.

We recognize that to thrive in an evolving world requires self-efficacy and creativity. Our students will benefit from learning to balance conflicting viewpoints while being open to having their assumptions challenged. Working alongside others while understanding their own social and emotional needs will be key. By encouraging and promoting diversity of people within our school community, we foster these skills and become better prepared to challenge social inequities and create change.

To meet this commitment, MUSE has formed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

Our mission is to ensure that MUSE community members are able to thrive, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability. We will create safe spaces for discourse and take and support action when necessary to ensure equity and inclusion in our community. We will be anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-sexist, and anti-ableist and continue to recognize the importance of intersectionality.

Our vision is that MUSE will be a space where students, parents, staff, and faculty members can celebrate their varied identities. We can work together to ensure that all community members feel safe and heard and that actionable steps are taken to address any issues or conflict. The MUSE curriculum, pedagogy, and culture will prepare students, staff, and faculty members to become leaders and allies in the struggle against racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism.

Goal One
Members of every department will attend at least 3 trainings or workshops related to implicit bias, gender bias, inclusion, anti-racism, and other topics.

Goal Two
Guide and support teachers in developing curriculum through an anti-racist, anti-bias lens and coordinating the scope and sequence from K-12th grades in all subject areas.

Goal Three
Develop common language and standard practices for classrooms, school meetings, conferences, communications (emails, progress reports & blueprints, calendar events, etc.), conflict management, etc. in order to give our team the tools necessary to engage with DEI related concepts and conversations.

DEI Committees
There are three committees leading the development of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at MUSE Global. The DEI Curriculum Committee is responsible for cultivating diverse curriculum topics and resources to promote equity within our classrooms for our students. The DEI Continuing Conversations Committee establishes spaces for conversations and events for the MUSE Global staff to explore their own diversity and challenge social injustices both as individuals and as a team. The DEI Core Committee partners with both committees and the MUSE Global administration to create pathways to achieve our community diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. These committees are dedicated to fostering the growth of our community, from student to staff member and everyone in between. The DEI Committees always welcome conversations and inquiries around any DEI event, topic, or matter.

OUR DEI COMMITTEE

Tressa Wyner

Haven Reininger

Emma Jean Sparks

Rick Perillo

Coral Laolagi

Jenny Briesch

A work in progress
Check back on this page to keep up with our initiatives and goals throughout the school year!

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