Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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What is DEI?


Diversity addresses the variety of people and ideas at our school. The wealth of knowledge comes from our backgrounds and identities.


Equity involves the elimination of systemic barriers to ensure that everyone has fair access, opportunity, and voice at our school.


Inclusion creates an environment that welcomes, values, and connects everyone on our team.

DEI Impact

Here are some of the initiatives that we have implemented at our school and that have shown impact on our team.

College Access

Professional development to help teachers tie DEI with providing college access.

Family Engagement

Presentations to families to communicate and instill the goals & expectations of DEI.

Behavior Intervention

A system to ensure that everyone on our team follows our DEI priorities.

Robyn Redding-Young

Director of DEI at EA

The role of the Director of DEI is to develop, implement, and monitor initiatives to promote DEI within Equipo Academy and among our team. The director also leads a committee of teachers that help organize events and instill DEI in all of our work.

The DEI Cohort

A diverse group of teachers — from different backgrounds and subject areas — who are dedicated in ensuring that DEI is in everything that we do at Equipo Academy. The cohort works closely with the Director of DEI.



At Equipo, we prioritize the celebration of our diverse community. Here is a short list of celebrations:


Hispanic Heritage Month


10/11: National Coming Out Day

10/31: Dia de Los Muertos begins



National Native American Heritage Month


1/16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Black History Month

Soul Food Social


National Women’s History Month

3/8: International Women’s Day



Autism Awareness Month

National Volunteer Month

4/2: World Autism Awareness Day

Week 3: National Volunteer Week

4/14: National Day of Silence



Mental Health Awareness Month

National AAPHI Heritage Month


Pride Month

6/9: Juneteenth


Want to get involved?

Come be part of our cohort and make positive changes to our school. Contact the DEI Director, Robyn Redding-Young, stating your interest to join.



Contact Our DEI Team