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Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee Mission Statement 

Through authentic learning opportunities, Mason Public Schools is committed to an inclusive environment. Our students, staff, and community respectfully acknowledge and value the diverse cultures, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives, and identities of each other. 

Adopted: 3/11/2020

MPS Works with Diversity Consultant to Explore Equity and Inclusion

Consultant Dr. Karlin Tichenor

We are in this together

June 1, 2020

Dear Mason Public Schools Family,

The events including the death of George Floyd and the destruction across the country are devastating. The grief and pain are real for so many. And for the children of our community this is yet another event that can add to the already confusing and frustrating world they have had to endure over the past several months.

Our goal at Mason Public Schools is to create an environment of inclusion for all. Over the past several years, we have used our core values to define the way we connect with one another, treat each other and make ourselves accountable for our behavior with one another. Our core values of compassion and integrity can guide us as we process what is happening across our nation.

We should remember that school is more than just a textbook or online learning environment for students. It is also a place for students to process current events as they happen. A place where they can talk to their peers, their teachers and their counselors to try and make sense of the world around them. Unfortunately, we are in an environment which makes it more challenging than normal for us to work through this tragedy together.

We need to do all we can to support harmony and togetherness in our schools. Our Diversity Committee meets this Wednesday and we will discuss the current circumstances in our country and the impact it has on our students, families and our community. We want to empower this group and our families and staff as we move forward to be stronger, smarter, and safer together.

Kurt Creamer
Board President

Ronald Drzewicki, Ed.S.
Superintendent

Diversity Committee Co-Chairs

Michael Prelesnik  prelesnikm@masonk12.net

Angie Vandecar  vandecara@masonk12.net

Diversity Committee Members

Diversity Committee Member List

Diversity Sub-Committees

  • Community Tool Kit - Chair: Ted Berryhill
  • Resources for Teachers - Chair: Jen Sauser
  • District Procedures - Chair: Lynn Goedert
  • Resources for Students - Chair: Kristin Rouse
  • Curriculum Awareness/Resources Inventory - Chair: AmySue Hopkins

Diversity Committee Meeting Dates

June 17, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. - Notice of Virtual Meeting
July 8, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. - Notice of Virtual Meeting
August 12, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. Notice of Virtual Meeting
September 9, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. Notice of Virtual Meeting
October 14, 2020 - 5:30 p.m.  Meeting canceled
November 11, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. 
December 9, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. Notice of Virtual Meeting

 

Diversity Committee Agendas

December 4, 2019

January 15, 2020

February 19, 2020

March 11, 2020

June 3, 2020

June 17, 2020

July 8, 2020

August 12, 2020

September 9, 2020

November 11, 2020

December 9, 2020

Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes

December 4, 2019

January 15, 2020

February 19, 2020

March 11, 2020

June 3, 2020

June 17, 2020

July 8, 2020

August 12, 2020

September 9, 2020

November 11, 2020

Diversity Wordle