The Paideia School
Paideia's Commitment to DEI From Oman Frame, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
John Wrede

The current state of our world has illuminated many of this country's ills. The constant plague of racism and injustice has once again manifested itself by way of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, and we find ourselves examining and reaffirming our commitment to being an inclusive, anti-racist space. The school's commitment to fostering a safe and inclusive community is paramount and unwavering. And while we'd all like to jump to the finish line, the road to infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion into all levels of our community is a process. We know there are improvements to be made, and commit to examining our blind spots and making actionable, measurable progress. Now is the time for brave conversations as we commit to taking a look at the world around us and transparent in its reflection back to us. 

Paideia was founded as a place for children. This moment provides us with an opportunity to improve the experience for all of our students because when the environment works for our children, it also works for parents and faculty. The most common question seems to be, "What can I/we do?" As a school, it is imperative that we act together to examine our biases, privileges, and assumptions. As individuals, it's important to do the same. As an institution, it begins in the classroom, with an intentional curriculum that reflects the school's Framework of Values and our global reality. It extends into a commitment to ongoing self-examination and discussion, with transparent and measurable goals, and a willingness to listen to too often silent voices. History has proven that this work is a marathon, not a sprint. The end line will be ever-moving, with obstacles and arduous tasks along the path. As a school committed to meeting the needs of all of our community members, we are dedicated to continuous training, growing, stumbling, and dusting ourselves off as we strive to attain our goals. A group will work together this summer to design a plan to move our community towards verbalizing, and actualizing in goals.

At Paideia, we believe in the vitality of being taught and mentored by the diversity within the community. 

Oman Frame
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

The current state of our world has illuminated many of this country's ills. The constant plague of racism and injustice has once again manifested itself by way of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, and we find ourselves examining and reaffirming our commitment to being an inclusive, anti-racist space. The school's commitment to fostering a safe and inclusive community is paramount and unwavering. And while we'd all like to jump to the finish line, the road to infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion into all levels of our community is a process. We know there are improvements to be made, and commit to examining our blind spots and making actionable, measurable progress. Now is the time for brave conversations as we commit to taking a look at the world around us and transparent in its reflection back to us. 

Paideia was founded as a place for children. This moment provides us with an opportunity to improve the experience for all of our students because when the environment works for our children, it also works for parents and faculty. The most common question seems to be, "What can I/we do?" As a school, it is imperative that we act together to examine our biases, privileges, and assumptions. As individuals, it's important to do the same. As an institution, it begins in the classroom, with an intentional curriculum that reflects the school's Framework of Values and our global reality. It extends into a commitment to ongoing self-examination and discussion, with transparent and measurable goals, and a willingness to listen to too often silent voices. History has proven that this work is a marathon, not a sprint. The end line will be ever-moving, with obstacles and arduous tasks along the path. As a school committed to meeting the needs of all of our community members, we are dedicated to continuous training, growing, stumbling, and dusting ourselves off as we strive to attain our goals. A group will work together this summer to design a plan to move our community towards verbalizing, and actualizing in goals.

At Paideia, we believe in the vitality of being taught and mentored by the diversity within the community. 

Oman Frame
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

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