Landmark’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is working on both campuses and for our school as a whole to evaluate and strengthen our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and programs. The DEI Committee established a plan to help our students and faculty become informed, invested global citizens who have an awareness of inequality, injustice, and institutional racism. Read about the social justice initiatives underway at Landmark.
DEI Mission Statement
Landmark School recognizes the need to evaluate and strengthen its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. This process is critical to creating an environment where all students are enabled and empowered to realize their educational and social potential. This means creating and maintaining a culture where the entire Landmark community embraces each individual’s race, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, and disability, as well as acknowledges and works to dismantle systemic racism, prejudice, and discrimination.
Elementary•Middle School: Alli Armstrong-Javors, Laura Polvinen, and Jennifer Schley Johnson
High School: Jamaal Dixon
Landmark Celebrates Black History Month: Learn how faculty on both campuses are incorporating Black History Month into the curriculum.
Headmaster Bob Broudo's Letter about Landmark's DEI Efforts and Program (link is external): Read Landmark's DEI mission statement and more.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Items: Read about the initiatives Landmark launched during the 2020–2021 school year.
Embracing Our Differences: This Lantern article looks at the diversity, equity, and inclusion committees' vision and work.
Elementary Middle School
Middle School Launches Book Club: Academic Advisor Debbie Chandler started a book club for students. Topics include race, prejudice, racism, and white allyship.
Learning to Navigate Race-Related Topics with Students: Faculty members attended workshops about racial identity and biases and learned how to address these topics with young students.
FAQs About EMS's Commitment to Anti-Racism: Find answers to questions related to the initiative.
Elementary•Middle School's Commitment to Anti-Racism: Members of the EMS administration wrote a letter to families about the campus's anti-racism efforts.
Creating Good Trouble: Students in Beth Jamieson's drawing class collaborated on a charcoal portrait of civil rights activist and U.S. Congressman John Lewis.
Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter Explained: A thoughtful and meaningful explanation of the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements for the student body that provides clarifying examples that will help students understand the intricacies of the movements, which are often misunderstood.
Art With a Message: Students in Doug Turnbull's woodworking class created a powerful Black Lives Matter sign.
Openness to Learn Creates a Sense of Optimism: A Black Landmark High School student shares her experience on a predominantly white campus.
Prepared for the Next Challenge: Senior Taylor Nault explains her physical and learning disabilities and how the skills she has learned at Landmark have made her prepared for the future.
Showing Support and Solidarity: Members of the High School faculty and staff wear black each Friday to show solidarity with and support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Teachers Develop Topical Curriculum: High School faculty members Chelsey Bergsten and Michelle Boucher developed curriculum with a grant from the Andrew Burke Foundation that explores an array of topical issues, such as race, gender, sexuality, immigration/culture, religion, socioeconomic status, and family.
High School Campus Celebrates Solidarity Day: Landmark High School's Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) used Ally Day to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Landmark High School's summer reading list (link is external) includes books about race, gender, sexuality, immigration/culture, religion, socioeconomic status, and family.