Mission Statement:

“Our mission is to raise awareness about the rich fabric of the FAA community and ensure a safe and respectful environment for everyone (children, families, teachers, and staff).  We believe that when we honor, support, and strengthen our diversity, we also create a sense of belonging where everyone can thrive and flourish.”

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of The French American Academy is committed to fostering a learning environment where racial, ethnic, economic, gender and other differences are not an impediment to growth and achievement and where diversity is appreciated and celebrated.

  • The diversity committee serves independently from the PTO, advising the school, making recommendations, creating events that support a diverse and inclusive culture.
  • FAA administration reaffirms the school commitment to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • The committee supports FAA’s mission of education and is here to help strengthen/enhance the triangle of “Administration – Teachers-Parents”

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee has invited Dr. Howard Stevenson for its inaugural event on January 25th, 2018.

Dr. Stevenson

Dr. Stevenson is a nationally recognized expert on race justice, diversity, and inclusion issues. He is Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education; Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

On January, 25th, Dr. Stevenson spoke to the teachers as well as the parents.

Mariannes Noires

The Diversity Committee has presented a film screening and moderated an informal discussion about diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

 

International Picnic

Save the date for our International Picnic on Wednesday May 9 at Hamilton Park (rain date is May 16).