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Director of Equity, Diversity, and Education

                     Equity for Every Learner                   

Equity Vision Statement

The Pennsbury School District is committed to fostering an inclusive educational environment that understands, respects, and embraces individual differences as assets that serve to enhance our school community. Educational equity-- the practice of distributing resources, access, and opportunity based on fairness and justice regardless of race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, disability, or socio-economic status-- will serve as the foundation of all decision-making to ensure equitable outcomes for every learner. 

We believe…

  • caring, supportive relationships, feelings of belonging, and social emotional development are foundational to healthy identity development and meaningful learning. 

  • all students deserve access to and opportunity for academic excellence and positive identity development in school.

  • culturally relevant curricula, universally designed instructional practices, and diverse extracurricular programs foster academic success, strong character, positive identity development, and civility in all of our students.

  • faculty and staff composed of diverse backgrounds and talents are essential to supporting culturally responsive instruction and practice. 

  • strong, supportive family-school and community-school partnerships are essential to student success and an inclusive educational environment.

  • learning is a lifelong process and intelligence can be developed through effort and perseverance.

  • self-awareness, critical reflection of system processes, and data driven practices are essential to growth and accountability. 

The Director of Equity, Diversity, and Education leads the District in fostering an inclusive community. The Director assesses current practices and supports change related to school climate, social-emotional learning (SEL), professional development, recruitment and retention of staff, curriculum review, and analysis of School District data. This work ensures the implementation of equitable educational programs and services that respond to the needs of a diverse school community.

"At the core of equity: understanding who your kids are and how to meet their needs. You are still focused on outcomes, but the path to get there may not be the same for each one."   
~ Pedro Noguera ~
Dr. Cherrissa M. Gibson
Director of Equity, 
Diversity & Education
Proposed Educational Equity Policy
K-12 Social Justice Conversation
Pennsbury School District
134 Yardley Avenue, PO Box 338
Fallsington, PA 19058
Telephone: 215-428-4100
Mission Statement
Recognizing our proud traditions and diverse community,
the Pennsbury School District prepares all students to become creative,
ethical, and critical thinkers for lifelong success in a global society.
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