Pillar 2 - Build the Cultural Competency of our Professional Learning Communities


  •  All district 54 staff trained in Cultural Competency and Implicit Bias


  • 2018 All District 54 Staff Trained in Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies 


  • All District 54 Staff Trained on Bias and Discrimination with Students 


  • School-Based Equity Ambassadors Trained by Dr. Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple (Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity)
  • District 54 Equity and Inclusion Pillars Shared Across all Schools
  • District 54 Cultural Assessment Includes Equity Questions and Data 
  • School-based Equity Teams Formed at Each School Site 


  • School Level Equity Team Training of all Staff 
  • Developing an Inclusive Classroom Library Professional Development Series
  • All Administrators Participate in Safer Schools Webinar: Responding to Racism and Targeted Hate 


  • Belonging and Dignity Trimester training
  • Collaboration with District SEA DEI Representatives
  • Provided culturally relevant and responsive assemblies for students across the district
  • Equity team creates and implements the New Student Welcome Guide
  • Professional development sessions held at our Summer Symposium
  • Included Belonging and Dignity training during New Teacher Induction Week


  • Equity breakout session during the District 54 Substitute Training
  • Continued our district wide professional development trainings for Equity Teams
  • Ongoing attendance at building based Equity meetings with Director of Equity and Inclusion
  • Additional SEL lessons created to help support building a culture of belonging