CUSD Equity and Inclusion News
My name is Dr. Adama Sallu and I am excited to lead this journey as the incoming Director of Equity and Inclusion for the Chandler Unified School District.
The CUSD Office Equity and Inclusion is charged with assisting in promoting the democratic principles of the United States by providing all students, regardless of race, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, or religion, with equitable and challenging learning experiences. This office serves as a resource to administrators, teachers and schools to further the mission of the Chandler Unified School District "to empower all students with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to excel in college, career and life." In April 2018, the CUSD Governing Board approved a resolution supporting Equity and Inclusion to:
- Coordinate and facilitate professional development in the areas of Educational Equity, Culturally Responsive Education and Social Emotional Learning
- Support the hiring and retention of teachers and administrators of color in an effort to ensure diversity in the workplace.
- Partner with local and national organizations in an effort to identify resources and systems of support.
The CUSD Office of Equity and Inclusion serves as a liaison between the district and its diverse community, working to promote racial, ethnic, linguistic, religious and cultural understandings which form productive partnerships resulting in an inclusive learning community for all and fulfilling the promise to all students.