Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Roger Bridges
  • Roger Bridges

    Assistant Head of School

    Director of Counseling, Community Engagement, and Inclusivity

    Co-Chair Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

     

     

     

  • Isabel Sanchez

    Isabel Sanchez

    2nd-6th Spanish Teacher

    Co-Chair Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Peggy Procter
  • Peggy Procter

    Head of School

Abeni Bias
  • Abeni Bias

    Director of Admission

Ellis Enlow
  • Ellis Enlow

    Pre Kindergarten Co-Teacher

Ashley Kachelmeyer
  • Ashley Kachelmeyer

    Sports and Wellness Instructor

Maggie Raiken
  • Maggie Raiken

    Marketing and Events Specialist and Annual Fund Manager

Caitlin Stephens
  • Caitlin Stephens

    3rd Grade Co-Teacher, Echo Center DHH

  • "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matter to me because as a young African American boy growing up in the South in the 70's and 80's, I remember vividly feeling like I didn't have a voice. I remember being made to feel ashamed and embarrassed by the color of my skin, the texture of my hair, and the fullness of my lips. I remember the feeling of embarrassment because of where I lived. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matter to me because no child, regardless of their race, gender, culture, or socioeconomic status, or any other aspect of their identity should ever have to feel that way." 

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matter to me because I believe that all people have a value and that the richness of their identity, culture, history, experiences, and language benefit all people in a community. As a person of color, I also understand what it is like to feel different and to be excluded because of those differences. As a result, I strive to help create an environment that is not only inclusive, but one in which differences are valued and celebrated. I am passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion because it is simply the right thing to do."

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    "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matter to me because as Maya Angelou so gracefully states, 'in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.' We must celebrate it every day."

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    "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matter to me because everyone needs to feel and know they belong. No one should ever feel left out! We are a family here at Echo Horizon School and we should ALL feel at home."

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    "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matter to me because they enable us to truly 'see' one another. By honoring each individual's identity, we strengthen our connection with our fellow human beings. When we see the lack of equity embedded in our privileges, we are challenged to take action that will move us towards fairness. This work isn't always easy and each day shows me new ways to further my own understanding and contributions. Verna Myers said that 'Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.' One of my deepest joys as a teacher comes when my students dance at the party."

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    "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matter to me because people deserve to be heard and seen for who they really are. Every single person has something unique to offer and share and that is what makes up the beauty of our communities. Perspective is a function of experience and through it all, what a gift we give to this world by choosing to remain open."

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    "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matter to me because everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from has an important history and story to tell, and it is all part of what makes each of us unique. Especially working in education, inclusion matters and it is important to have an open dialogue among children and faculty so we are always learning, exploring, and celebrating our differences."

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    "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matter to me because as a Deaf and Hard of Hearing educatro it is so important that all students are included in every aspect at Echo Horizon. We should celebrate each child's differences. Diversity should be seen as a learning opportunity. It can be used as a tool to reach out and teach students of all backgrounds and physical or mental differences. Treating each student equally allows every child to feel confident in their individual abilities. My greatest joy as an educator is to see my students succeed."