Kindergartners in Emily Gutheil’s class at Washington Drive Primary School shared their diversity, equity and inclusion portfolios with their classmates and a special visitor, Principal Kathryn McNally, on March 24.
Harborfields’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force had been working to develop a variety of programs and events to support diversity, equity and inclusivity across all grade levels. One such initiative, “DEI Booklists,” populates classrooms with collections and texts to support students from different cultures and backgrounds.
Ms. Gutheil’s class recently read books, including “The Skin You Live In” by Michael Tyler, “Layla’s Happiness” by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and “All Are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold. These stories inspired her students to write about and celebrate their differences and unique characteristics.