• MonJun01 Early Childhood Screening 11:00 AM to 6:00 PMFCC
    • TueJun02 Early Childhood Screening 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMFCC
    • WedJun03 Last day for seniors
    • WedJun03 Early Childhood Screening 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMFCC
    • WedJun03 Commencement Rehearsal 12:30 PM to 3:00 PMFHS

equity & inclusion Department

Susan Samaha
Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

Yusuf Mohamud
Equity and Inclusion Specialist
Hayes Elementary School

Hope Laroche
Equity and Inclusion Specialist
Stevenson Elementary School

Aloda Sims
Equity and Inclusion Specialist
Fridley Middle School

The mission of Fridley Public Schools Equity and Inclusion Department is to:

  • Help all students achieve academic success by creating a respectful learning environment inclusive of their race, ethnicity, culture, language, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation.

  • Provide district-wide support for student achievement by helping students, parents, teachers and staff to give priority to educational equity and cultural relevancy.

  • Advocate for all students and families by providing support, community resources, and engagement opportunities.

What we do:

  • Support a positive building climate that leads to educational equity, inclusion and student achievement for all students.

  • Collaborate with school staff, principals and other personnel to promote student learning and achievement.

  • Cultivate opportunities such as post-secondary success, engagement in service learning and connecting students and families with resources.

  • Bridge support and knowledge between staff, students and families, as well as provide training opportunities to district staff.

  • Serve with community agencies to partner with local business and organizations to provide the best resources to fit family's needs. (Collaboration with Social Workers)

  • Develop, implement and evaluate strategies to increase cultural responsiveness.

  • Meet and participate with student assistance and intervention teams by providing multiple perspectives.

  • Help students and families to understand and navigate the school system; partner with parents/guardian during teacher conference to help understand student progress.


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