Welcome to the Equity and Family Engagement Department
Shoreline Equity and Family Engagement Department
The Purpose: To create urgency and immediate impact on students of color, and culturally and linguistically diverse students using culturally responsive practices and policies, while building racial equity awareness and skills with Shoreline staff. The work of the equity department expands throughout all district departments and programs. The goal is to lead and develop with equity in mind while examining and shifting the inequities in our procedures, policies and practices. This work attends to hearts and minds so that we can make changes in structures and systems. The students are our non-negotiable WHY.
You are invited to attend a Black and Brown Town Hall hosted by the Department of Equity and Family Engagement.
Join Dr. Susana Reyes, Superintendent, to learn more about the status of the district's work to rebalance the budget for the 2023-24 school year and beyond. This is also an opportunity for district leaders to receive input and feedback from BIPOC families to consider as difficult decisions are made. We look forward to listening and learning from you.
Although this meeting is open to all, the voices and conversations will be centered for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/BBTHzoomAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.We invite questions in advance of the meeting using this form: https://bit.ly/
Women's History Month
Did You Know? Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week . . .
Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year.
In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women's History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week.
Shoreline School District Land Acknowledgement
The Shoreline School District acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Duwamish, Puyallup, Suquamish, Tulalip, Snoqualmie and Muckleshoot nations.Land Acknowledgement Resources:
Understanding Coast Salish Design Video
Our Value Statement
We value all diversity in our students and families and staff. Our hearts are with every group that has ever been targeted, been historically marginalized, been harassed, been abused, been publicly mocked and any other hurtful action. Shoreline students, families and staff should thrive and flourish. We aim to create the environment where that happens for us all.
Director of Equitable Leadership, Pedagogy and Family Engagement
Race and Equity Specialist, Department Manager
Book of the Month
Love is a Revolution: Renee WatsonPosted by Tanisha Felder on 3/15/2023
Body PositivityPosted by Tanisha Felder on 5/19/2022
IndigenousPosted by Tanisha Felder on 11/4/2021
AAPIPosted by Tanisha Felder on 5/12/2021
LatinXPosted by Tanisha Felder on 9/2/2020
Types of RacismPosted by Tanisha Felder on 1/10/2020
disabilityPosted by Tanisha Felder on 10/2/2019
Family EngagementPosted by Tanisha Felder on 9/2/2019
MultiracialPosted by Tanisha Felder on 5/9/2019
AgenderPosted by Tanisha Felder on 3/15/2019
Black Lives MatterPosted by Tanisha Felder on 2/4/2019