EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN FARMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. ~Coretta Scott King
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.
Farmington Public Schools celebrates the beauty, the power and cultures associated with Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. As a community, we will deepen our understanding of the cultural richness, history, countless contributions and achievements made in the United States by the Latinx/Hispanic community.
Culturally Responsive Education Resources
Culturally responsive teaching is defined as an approach that emphasizes "using cultural knowledge, prior experiences, frames of reference, and performance styles of ethnically diverse students to make learning encounters more relevant to and effective for them." Gay, Geneva. (2018). Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, & Practice
Kids Court 2021 Announcement: Irving A. Robbins Middle School Students
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
The Family School Liaisons promote an inclusive culture that engages and draws on the assets of students, families and staff. They focus on implementing culturally responsive relationship-building strategies which align to our District Theory of Action 2021-2022. They serve as a valuable resource and identify pathways for families and students who may experience unique challenges.
|FAMILY SCHOOL LIAISON||LOCATION|
|Darlene Beckert||Union Elementary Schoolemail@example.com|
|Genevieve Karanian ||West District Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chris Loomis||Farmington Public Schoolsemail@example.com|
|Ashley Lynch||East Farms Elementaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lea Marcello||West Woods Upper Elementaryemail@example.com|
|Suzie Straughn||West Woods Upper Elementaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melissa Robinson||Irving A. Robbins Middle Schoolemail@example.com|
On August 18, 2021 our Farmington Public Schools Liaison team hosted a meet & greet to celebrate the start of the 2021-2022 school year! The home-school connection makes us a great community of learners and we look forward to working with our families and students this year.
|Lisette Cobb||Equity and Inclusion Coordinator||Cobbl@fpsct.org||(860) 677-2683 ext. 5410|
"Humanity is the Equity of the Heart" ~Confucius