Jan 21, 2021
In this episode, we’re continuing our conversation from last week about inclusion in Tempe Union High School District.
Hosts Kathleen, Mary, and Angelia reflect on last week’s episode when they spoke with Tempe Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Kevin Mendivil and several Tempe Union students, pointing out connections to the conversation you’ll hear with Tempe Union teachers.
They then turn the discussion over to teachers Cheryl Jannuzzi, Chanda McDonald, Raquel Salas, and Shauna Demers. This panel of Tempe Union teachers talk about their understanding of diversity and inclusion and the efforts they take toward equity in their work. They share about the challenges they face and strategies they use to talk about race with students and colleagues and reflect on the importance of affirming students’ identities to help them be their best selves.
You can use the reflection guide linked here to help process the discussions you hear in both parts of this Inclusion in Schools series.
Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.