Douglas ESD Equity Vision Statement

The Douglas Education Service District’s equity vision encompasses its organizational culture and the community we are committed to serving. We envision that across Douglas ESD’s geography and programs that people are thriving. We believe by prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are building a stronger organization that is innovative, responsive, and in service to our current and next generation of leaders.

Our role is to:

  • Ensure children and young people receive a safe, equitable, and joyous education.
  • Meet families where they are and support them in ways that are relevant to their needs and aspirations.
  • Prioritize people who experience the most barriers.
  • Cultivate a diverse, welcoming, equitable, and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contributions and can do their best work.
  • Create a respectful environment where people work and engage cross-culturally.
  • Approach our work with humility and expect challenging moments will be part of our journey.

The Douglas ESD Board’s equity goal is:

Douglas ESD will be a leader in the region in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in its hiring, operation and commitment to serving marginalized and underserved people.