•  “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!

     

    As we prepare for another exciting year of learning, we want to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, which lasts from September 15 until October 15. Please take time to celebrate the rich history, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestry is from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

    Beginning in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month was originally observed as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President Lyndon Johnson, but it was later extended to a month during President Ronald Reagan’s term in 1988.

    Since then, the month has been celebrated nationwide through festivals, art shows, conferences, community gatherings, and much more. The month also celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15th, Mexico on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. They also include holidays that recognize Hispanic contributions such as Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day that is celebrated in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, please review the lessons, ideas, and activities offered through NEA. Also, please click on the link below to view a bookshelf of recommended books Hispanic Heritage Book Shelf. As always, any suggested resources are not part of a Grand Blanc approved curriculum; rather, they are tools to inform and encourage curiosity.  

    Information Courtesy of https://sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/national-hispanic-heritage-month/

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

     

     

  • Phone:  810-591-7840