•  “Equity is the removal of existing barriers and actively establishing the framework so that the needs of all students are met through fairness, justice, and meaningful opportunities.”

  • DEI Team Belief Statement

    The Grand Blanc Equity Team is committed to improving the lives of all students. More specifically,  we believe that to fully embrace and operationalize equity in Grand Blanc Community Schools, all students must have their voices heard in a safe, supportive environment that values difference.

    Grand Blanc Community Schools will create and sustain equity through

    • inclusivity, accessibility, and belonging 
    • dignified policies and procedures
    • opportunities for students to actualize their own unique genius 
    • exemplary models of character and judgment
  • Teacher Resources

    ***Thank you for your efforts to support diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the Grand Blanc community. As always, the provided resources are not part of a Grand-Blanc approved curriculum; rather, they are tools to inform and encourage curiosity.

    DEI Teacher Resource Link

  • Let’s take every opportunity to learn about and celebrate the diversity in our Grand Blanc community!

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. The AAPI umbrella term includes cultures from the entire Asian continent—including East, Southeast and South Asia—and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. As of 2019, there were about 22.9 million people of Asian or Pacific Islander descent in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, AAPI people are a diverse and growing population that make up about 7 percent of the total U.S. population. AAPI Heritage Month 2022 will take place from Sunday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 31.

    Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed significantly to many facets of American culture and society, including science and medicine, literature and art, sports and recreation, government and politics, and activism and law. In 2021, Kamala Harris became the first Asian American Vice President of the United States. In film history, AAPI people, stories, and traditions have become more visible with South Korean director Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite winning the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2019 and the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in 2021, debuting Marvel’s first Asian superhero.

    Information courtesy of History.com 

     

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on the "Fifth of May". Cinco de Mayo, which translates to "Fifth of May" in Spanish, commemorates the Mexican army's victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. It is also known as the Battle of Puebla Day.

    In the U.S., we celebrate Mexican heritage, promote cultural awareness, and build community. Cinco de Mayo is a colorful, inclusive celebration.

    ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! ¡VIVA México!  

     

Staff:

  • Sonya James, Ed.S

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director


    Katie Whitenack

    K-2 Coach


    Laurie Erlenbeck

    3-5 Coach


    Colleen Ramsey-Parks

    EMS Coach


    Molly Maldonado

    WMS Coach


    Holly Avery

    High School Coach


    Jeff Ragland

    High School Coach

     

  •  Check out what our team is doing!

    • Training and supporting Building Team Leaders 
    • Creating Organizational Cultural Assessments and Action Plans 
    • Communicating important holiday/seasonal information

     

     

  • Phone:  810-591-7840