Equity & Inclusion in Farmington Public Schools

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." - Audre Lorde (A self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” Audre Lorde dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. Learn more

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.

Local Happenings

June 4th-13th: 34th annual LGBT Film Festival

June 11th 4 pm-9 pm: Pride Night at GastroPark, West Hartford, CT

June 12th: Farmington Valley Pups and Pride

June 26th-27th: West Hartford Pride Event


GLSEN Connecticut Chapter

Youth Engaged 4 Change: LGBT Resources

Human Rights Campaign


CT DMHAS Programs and Services/LGBTQ Services

Lego: Everyone is Awesome

We celebrate that on June 17, 2021, President Biden signed into law, a resolution establishing June 19th as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US Holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, the date when Major General Gordon Granger and Union troops reached Galveston, TX with news of the Civil War's end. Taking place 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, it represented the end of slavery in the United States. Learn More

Local Happenings

District Highlight

KidsCourt 2021 Announcement: We are very proud to announce that the four state finalists from IAR who competed on June 8 performed extremely well. In addition to reading their essays passionately and professionally, they answered the judges’ difficult questions thoughtfully, intelligently, and compassionately.


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