Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
In our schools, equity is achieved when all students receive what they need to develop to their full academic and social potential.
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.
We use the Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Framework as a guide as we work to transform our student experiences and learning outcomes.
Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy presented by the Holocaust Memorial Center
Thursday, February 11 from 5:00-6:30 PM
Virtual Training For RCS Staff
Media literacy skills have become essential for young people to successfully navigate and critically assess the ever-increasing amount of information they receive throughout their day - on social media, advertisements, television, and film. Therefore, it is crucial for students to comprehend and identify how media, both historically and in contemporary society, can be used as a tool to incite hate and violence against certain groups. This learning opportunity examines the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role and impact of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today’s world.
Culture and Identity Workshop with RHPL
Thursday, February 18 from 7:00-8:30 PM
Presenter: Tiffany Goliday, Interim Director of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for Rochester Community Schools
The purpose of this workshop is to engage participants in learning about culture and cultural identity. Participants will assess their own cultural competence, explore racial identity, and engage in conversations with one another to develop a deepened understanding of how culture impacts our daily lives and our ability to connect with one another.
Registration is required to attend
Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students presented by the Holocaust Memorial Center
Tuesday, March 16 from 5:00-6:30 PM
For RCS Staff: Registration Details Coming Soon
Meet our Director
Mrs. Tiffany Goliday is the Interim Director of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for Rochester Community Schools. Mrs. Goliday has served in the district as an educator, Reading Recovery interventionist, and elementary learning consultant for 15 years. She is honored to share her passion and advocacy for creating equitable learning for all students through her work and knowledge of social justice and activism.