Equity & Inclusion in Farmington Public Schools

"If we teach kids about diversity and equality from a very early age, we have the power to transform them into open-minded adults. Let us teach our kids to not be afraid, but rather to respect each other." -Kevin L. Nadal

Welcome to the Farmington Public Schools!

We are very happy to have you join our learning community. Our schools are places where families, children, and young adults feel connected to a community that celebrates diversity as we work together to achieve our goals.

This website is designed to help you find information and resources that relate to our ongoing efforts to create an inclusive culture of respect, belonging and high expectations in every school.

Equity Matters: We recognize that students come to us with diverse experiences, interests, and needs. It is therefore essential that all students have access to challenging and personally meaningful curriculum and instruction. Teachers, administrators and staff are committed to the pursuit of excellence for all students, meeting them where they are, and providing resources, flexible pathways, and targeted support to remove barriers to opportunity. We believe that equity is a fundamental value of a high quality education and that diversity is an asset to our school community.


East Farms School is committed to “Continuing the Conversation” that began this summer around the topics of racism, equity, and social justice. Each month teachers receive a picture book or video that help students have an open discussion around these important topics. The hope is for us to understand that we all have a responsibility to build a community that embraces everyone regardless of race, religion, or identity. The text, Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester was shared in October with all of East Farms. Students met in cross grade level google meets to share their ideas. This video features a few East Farms students and their thoughts after reading and discussing the text.


Open Choice Back to School Meet and Greet

Family School Liaisons along with other members of the Farmington team, including teachers and administrators, from our elementary, middle and high schools, gathered to meet students for a back to school event. Whether new or returning students, this event was a great opportunity to get to know one another and celebrate the upcoming year.


Socially- Constructed Learning

A Report of Findings and Recommendations

Relationships matter. Farmington Public Schools are committed to preparing young people to thrive as contributors and citizens of a rapidly changing global society. We recognize a need to be more intentional and explicit about developing out students' capacity to understand and manage their emotions while engaging with diverse peers in a student-centered learning environment.

Social and emotional learning helps students...

  • Develop positive strategies to regulate their emotions
  • Set and achieve personal goals
  • Feel and show empathy for others
  • Establish and maintain healthy relationships
  • Participate productively in collaborative settings
  • Make responsible decisions

Equity and Inclusion Coordinator LocationEmail Address
Lisette CobbDistrict-widecobbl@fpsct.org
Family Support Liaison LocationEmail Address
Jamella AbrahamsEast Farms Schoolabrahamsj@fpsct.org
Kristin AlvarezWest Woods Upper Elementary Schoolalvarezk@fpsct.org
Darlene BeckertUnion Schoolbeckertd@fpsct.org
Carolyn FinkWest District Schoolfinkc@fpsct.org
Lea MarcelloWest Woods Upper Elementary Schoolmarcellol@fpsct.org
Nancy NelsonNoah Wallace Schoolnelsonn@fpsct.org
Melissa RobinsonIrving A. Robbins Middle Schoolrobinsonm@fpsct.org
Chris LoomisFarmington High Schoolloomisc@fpsct.org