The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is charged with helping to develop and implement the vision for DEI at Ransom Everglades. The committee is comprised of members from the faculty, staff and leadership who represent both campuses and all areas of the school. The committee advances ongoing DEI initiatives, such as the Booker T. Washington Senior High / Ransom Everglades exchange; offers professional development for faculty (most recently, a presentation on microaggressions); and develops new programs to continue to ensure that students, employees, alumni, trustees, volunteers and parents can fully contribute to and benefit from the opportunities, culture and experience at Ransom Everglades.
Student Life and Inclusion Committee
Members of the Board of Trustee, faculty, leadership, and parent body serve on the Student Life and Inclusion Committee. This committee studies the student experience at Ransom Everglades and assists the school’s leadership and faculty in implementing programs that promote student well-being. Discussions are based on relevant research from the academic and education communities, and on data about student life compiled by school leaders. Topics such as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, good decision making, mental health, teenage use of technology, and the development of the adolescent and teenage brain are on the agenda of the Student Life and Inclusion Committee.
The Ransom Everglades Diversity Council is comprised of students and faculty members. Its mission is to raise awareness of cultural differences and other diversity-related issues. The development of cultural competencies is vital to any excellent educational experience. Members of the council seek ways for faculty, staff and students to make Ransom Everglades an inclusive community that takes full advantage of its multicultural strengths. Intent on combating discrimination and celebrating difference, the Ransom Everglades Diversity Council encourages critical thought about any and all issues relating to race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability/disability, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, nationality and other cultural identifiers.
Ransom Everglades is committed to providing students with an outstanding education and promoting the ideals of Honor and Excellence. A culture of inclusion and diversity will encourage students to pursue these ideals in an environment where i) students can be themselves; ii) students are exposed to and challenged by a broad range of perspectives; and iii) students can develop values of respect, integrity, compassion, and a commitment to social responsibility.