Equity in Education for Student Success & Well-Being
At Ottawa Area ISD, we serve learners from birth through adulthood who have a wide range of skills, abilities, interests and needs. In doing so, we strive to provide learning environments in which each learner has access to the personalized resources and opportunities necessary to reach their full potential. We also support our local school partners in their efforts to serve students, educators and communities.
Meeting the needs of all learners requires us to value diversity, foster inclusivity and provide each student with the equitable supports they need. It is an honor and privilege to learn, serve and lead on behalf of all learners in the Ottawa area.
Our OAISD Mission
To ensure that all learners have an opportunity to realize their potential, both as individuals and as part of a thriving community.
We Define Equity As:
Identifying and removing barriers so that every person can have the access, resources, opportunities, skills, and knowledge needed to reach their full potential.
We Define Diversity As:
The range of identities that exist in a group of people. These identities include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability status, socioeconomic status, nationality, education, learning styles, and other diverse backgrounds.
We Define Inclusion As:
Creating environments and spaces where differences and uniqueness are acknowledged, welcomed, respected, supported, and celebrated.
We Define Social Justice As:
The equitable distribution of opportunities and resources as they apply to individuals throughout the Ottawa Area ISD.
Upon request of local schools and in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, we coordinate professional development for educators on the latest resources and teaching methods to foster success among all students.
For professional learning related to equity in education for student success and well-being, please contact Stacey Sills, Regional School Health and Equity Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org.