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Global and Cultural Perspectives

Global and cultural MM Perspectives Committee

A Note from the Director of Equity and Inclusion

It is my honor to serve the Mariemont City School District as the Director of Equity and Inclusion. In this role, my goal is to drive important conversations and actions as part of our commitment as a school community for continued growth in global and cultural perspectives.

I am happy to lead the charge in developing short and long term plans for assessing barriers and needs and implementing actionable items to grow and evolve in fostering equity and inclusion in our schools. Mariemont City Schools is an extraordinary district but in order for us to continue to grow and bring about positive change, we must individually and collectively increase our own knowledge and awareness through self-reflection, reading of articles, digging into resources, reaching out to cultural informants and creating open dialogue with others. I am proud that our district is taking these steps to becoming an even more equitable and inclusive environment for all students, staff, parents/guardians and community members.

I encourage you to take a look at this Global and Cultural Perspectives webpage where you will find information about the work the district is doing to promote equity and inclusion. You also will find helpful resources for talking to children and starting the conversation about race and social justice movements, as well as a space to offer your input and suggestions to the district on  these matters.

I am looking forward to engaging with the greater community to promote a better understanding of global and cultural awareness and the importance of cultivating a climate of equity and inclusion.

Ericka Simmons
Mariemont Elementary Principal
Director of Equity and Inclusion 

Mariemont City Schools is very clear and direct in our desire to maintain an inclusive and respectful learning environment.

  • We support and encourage all of our students, staff and their families regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any other individual characterization, and we will not tolerate any acts of hate or exclusion.
  • We strive for our students to be global learners with a well-rounded educational experience and to be deeply committed members of the community and world (Mariemont City Schools instructional vision).
  • The first objective of the district’s achievement goal is that student learning will be enhanced through diverse curricular options and enriching experiences that drive deeper understanding and skill development and support global competency, and annually, we develop specific action steps in the District Action Plan to further this work.

This webpage will be a central place for community members to learn about our district’s values, read about the work of the Global and Cultural Perspectives Committee, find helpful resources for themselves and their children and create a dialogue with the district about these issues. Stay tuned to this page as more information and updates are added.

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