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

Resources:

CT State Board of Education Statement on Culturally Responsive Teaching

Joint Statement on the Importance of Culturally Responsive Teaching

District Highlight

Kids Court 2021 Announcement: Irving A. Robbins Middle School Students


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

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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.Capitol Region Education Council - Home Page

FAMILY SCHOOL LIAISON LOCATION EMAIL
Darlene Beckert

Union Elementary School beckertd@fpsct.org
Genevieve Karanian

West District Elementary School karaniang@fpsct.org
Chris Loomis

Farmington Public Schoolsloomisc@fpsct.org
Ashley Lynch

East Farms Elementarylyncha@fpsct.org
Lea Marcello

West Woods Upper Elementary marcellol@fpsct.org
Suzie Straughn

West Woods Upper Elementary straughns@fpsct.org
Melissa Robinson

Irving A. Robbins Middle School robinsonm@fpsct.org

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 CobbEquity and Inclusion Coordinator Cobbl@fpsct.org (860) 677-2683 ext. 5410

"Humanity is the Equity of the Heart" ~Confucius