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.
Equity Strategic Goal Areas
IF WE:Lead with cultural proficiency to implementa multi-tiered system of support with thestrategic use of data for equity and accessbuilt on a foundation of high-quality coreinstruction and professional learning,
THEN WE:Then we will reach our vision of: Equity forevery learner.Institutional Practices
Center the District's equity lens approach to ensure equitable opportunity and access to resources.High-Quality and Culturally Relevant Instruction
Reduce achievement, discipline, and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, universally designed, standards-based curriculum and instruction.
Foster an inclusive environment and school climate through collaboration with family and community.Learning Culture & Professional Development
Ensure employees receive ongoing professional development in cultural proficiency, cultural responsiveness, implicit bias, explicit bias, anti-racism, diversity, and inclusive practices.Data-focused, Multi-tiered Systems of Support
Use multiple measures of quantitative and qualitative district-wide and school-level data as the basis for instructional decision-making and continuous improvement.Workforce Diversity
Identify and address barriers to the recruitment, hiring, retention, development, and promotion of District employees from diverse backgrounds.
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The Director of Equity 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.
Department StaffCherrissa Gibson, Ed.D., SHRM-SCP
215-428-4100, ext. 10087
Executive Secretary to the Director
215-428-4100, ext. 10087