District 44 values the importance of educational equity and prioritizes it through the following means:
- Professional development specifically designed to help our staff better understand themselves, and foster acceptance and connection with others.
- Teaching practices aligned to the Common Core State Standards, that reflect the contributions and perspectives of all people.
- Hiring practices that actively recruit, employ, support and retain a highly qualified and diversified workforce.
- A welcoming school climate where our students, families, and employees feel welcomed, valued, and supported.
If you have any questions about our commitment to educational equity, please contact Director of Language Acquisition & Equity Maria Martin at [email protected]