CODI

mission statement

CODI (Community of Diversity & Inclusivity) values, understands, appreciates, respects, and celebrates the many differences among us, including:

  • The languages we speak
  • The religions we practice
  • The range of our socio-economic status
  • Our racial and ethnic heritages and traditions
  • The sexual orientation of each of our community members
  • Our affiliations and convictions
  • The composition of our family structures
  • The ages and generations we represent
  • The many hues in the colors of our skin
  • The variety of our physical attributes and abilities
  • The differences in our learning styles and strengths

We recognize that this range of diversity—and the celebration and acceptance of our differences—creates an environment in which each of us may achieve academic and personal success. We believe that it is the responsibility of us all to foster respect for the dignity of each person within our community.

2019-2020 goals

Our goals for the 2019-2020 school year include the following:

  • Our staff and faculty will participate in many professional development opportunities around the anti-bias framework created by Teaching Tolerance and will integrate their learning into tangible, age-appropriate curricular goals for their students and advisees.
  • We will also develop opportunities for parents to be both students and educators through our Speaker Series.
  • As a committee, CODI will promote the work we do and find new ways to reach out to parents and community members about participating.
  • CODI will host memorable and meaningful events that breed awareness and appreciation about the multiplicity of identities in and out of our Wesley community.
  • CODI will always teach love, kindness, and respect for everyone in the community.
  • The Community will participate and analyze the results of an annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity survey.

Leadership

To contact the CODI Leadership, feel free to email codi@wesleyschool.org. To reach specific members of the CODI Leadership, click on their name below.

Coordinator of Diversity: Trisha Singletary

Co-chairs: Melanie Elliott, Bertha Muňoz

Wesley Connections Coordinator: Jackie Lay