• The Tarrytown District Equity Team

    The Tarrytown District Equity Committee (DET) began meeting during the 2019/2020 school year with the explicit purpose of promoting community that shares a language and commitment to equity and racial justice; affording representative stakeholders a voice in school/district climate; serving as an accountability mechanism for monitoring and addressing disparities in attendance, achievement, discipline, access, opportunity, and lived experience in the district; and auditing current curriculum, resources, policies, and practices for bias.  

     

    The DET engaged in critical self and collective reflection, capacity-building, shared narrative and experience, and reviewed best practices and research on promoting equity and racial justice from districts around the country. Leveraging the brilliance of the community, the team settled on 5 top areas to design recommendations for the district. Over a number of months, the team fleshed out the ideas to be presented to you this evening. The DET will be forming sub-committees in each of these 5 areas to ensure there is a structure and support to operationalize the goals below. 

     

    The work of this committee is shared with all district employees.

     

    District Equity Team

    John Paine

    BOE President

    Michelle Defilippis

    BOE VP

    Chris Borsari

    Superintendent

    Gail Duffy

    Asst Sup. for Administration and Instruction

    Sharon O'Grady

    Asst Principal, Washington Irving

    Anna Ginther

    School Psychologist, John Paulding

    Kristie Martinez

    Staff Developer, John Paulding/W.L. Morse

    Jackie Sanchez Young

    Social Worker, Washington Irving

    Bridget McGraw

    Teacher, Middle School

    Austin Day

    Teacher, High School

    Jessica Hunsberger

    Teacher, High School

    Marni Meyer

    Teacher, High School

    David Ziegler

    Guidance Counselor, High School

    Jack Weidner

    Student

    Sarah Clayton

    Alumni

    Andres Polanco Molina

    Alumni

    Morgan Solomon

    Student

    William Hegarty

    Student

    Michael Rosario

    Student

    Victoria Nunez

    Parent

    Rene Leon

    Parent

    Katie Scully

    Parent

    Katie Plunkett

    Parent

    Helena Day

    Parent

    Indira Ranganathan

    Parent

    Maribel Palacios

    Community member

    Alberta Jarane

    Community member

    Emily Metzner

    Community member

    Susan Gardella

    RSHM Life Center ED

    René León

    Parent

    Sandra Aderemi

    Student

    Cecilia Gordon

    Parent

    Jordan Margolis

    Parent

    Kevin S. Miller

    BOE Member

    Jennifer Liddy  Green

    BOE Member

    Rebecca Lloyd

    Director of Personnel