Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
*These are definitions crafted by the Defining Terms Committee of the Oakland County Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Council
RCS District Equity Statement
Rochester Community Schools is committed to providing an equitable education that prepares all students for an interdependent, evolving world. We believe in a unified culture of belonging for all. We recognize that systemic inequities exist that create educational equity gaps among various identity groups, specifically those who have been marginalized. Through a multifaceted approach of inclusion, we commit to creating opportunities and access, protecting the well-being of all, eliminating barriers, and educating within a safe environment where all individuals are valued, respected, included, welcomed, and acknowledged.
District Equity Committee
Our shared commitment to this work is to ensure that all students receive what they need through our collaborative work effort to generate recommendations of goals for district-wide equity centered improvements.
The RCS District Equity Committee uses the Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Framework as a guide as they work to transform student experiences and learning outcomes.
Tiffany Goliday is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Rochester Community Schools. Tiffany has served in the district as an educator, interventionist, and elementary learning consultant for 15 years. Tiffany is honored to engage with RCS stakeholders in Culturally Responsive Teaching, Cultural Proficiency, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work in an effort to create access and opportunity, safe and brave spaces for learning, and an equitable learning environment where ALL students can thrive to their fullest academic and social-emotional potential.