Equity and Inclusion Council

Originally formed during the 2017-18 school year as the Region 15 Advisory Committee on Global Citizenship and Character, a representative group of district administrators, teachers, staff members, students, parents and family members, including facilitators from Cooperative Educational Services, who worked to identify and act on how Region 15 can increasingly provide for an effective and more deliberate approach to global-citizenship and character education.  Three goals surrounding diversity guided this work.  The committee focused on the ways in which the learner expectations of global citizenship and character education recognized that our world is increasingly interdependent, includes diverse identities and cultures, and that our choices may impact individuals and communities locally, nationally and internationally.

In October, 2020, the name was changed to Equity & Inclusion Council - recognizing the expansion of the committee to involve multiple members and organizations of the local community and the need for equity and inclusion to be a community-wide focus. 

Anyone requesting more information and/or is interested in participating on this committee please contact:

Dr. Carrie Chiappetta, Assistant Superintendent of Region 15 Schools, (203) 758-8259 x 114

 Dr. Erin Birden, Region 15 Teacher in Residence for Diversity and Cultural Competency

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Recent Work:

The following documents are presentations shared about the work of the Global Citizenship and Character Committee:

The following documents are presentations shared with the Strengthening the Bonds of the Community Events held in May, 2019 and October, 2019:

This event was organized by Region 15 schools and included members of the Southbury and Middlebury communities; Region 15 administrators, parents, students, teachers, and Board of Education members; local clergy; Southbury Middlebury Acting Responsibly Together (S.M.A.R.T.); the Anti-Defamation League; Cooperative Educational Services; Southbury Business Association; SoFIA (Southbury Faith in Action); Southbury Library; Southbury Board of Selectmen; and a representative from Jahana Hayes office.  The first meeting was led by members of the Anti-Defamation League.  The purpose of this event is to provide a way to increase community involvement.

Region 15 is proud to be recently recognized by The State Education Resource Center for their efforts towards creating culturally responsive and relevant learning environments!