Information on COVID-19 Operations Plan:

March 07, 2021

Virtual Learning Support

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

District Values & Strategic Plan

Our efforts to engage all students in a culturally responsive and inclusive manner is at the forefront of our continued development as a learning organization. Our District Strategic Plan demonstrates our commitment for infusing equitable practices and anti-racism throughout our organization as evident by four priorities: equitable achievement, recruitment and retention of a high quality and diverse staff, partnerships, and fiscal responsibility.



As a result of support from our community in the passing of our 2020 Operating Referendum, we were able to hire a Director of Equity and Inclusion to support the successful implementation of our District Strategic Plan.

Equity Bicycles

DELT & District Coaches

attendees viewing a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) presentation

Washington Township Schools created a District Equity Leadership Team comprised of educators with various roles.  The primary objective of this team is to develop equity-focused leadership and support implementation of the District Strategic Plan as well as School Improvement Plans.

Our District Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coaches work with students and staff to grow in our unifying approaches to meeting the needs of our diverse population. The UNIFYing approaches include cultural responsivity, proactive discipline, Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII), educational neuroscience, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program of Study.

five colored circles with "Cultural Responsivity," "Proactive Discipline," "Response to Instruction & Intervention," "Educational Neuroscience," and "IB" - which collectively encompass UNIFYing

Our coaches’ primary objectives are to help schools connect the dots of our UNIFYing work as we continue to build relationships and cultivate resilient staff, students, and communities as well as continue to develop equitable environments and opportunities for ALL students.

District Teams

The vision of Washington Township Equity Teams is to continue our work in the areas of cultural responsivity, proactive discipline, response to instruction & intervention, social emotional learning/educational neuroscience, and international baccalaureate to develop lifelong learners and globally-minded citizens. Four members of this team will meet with other teams across the district once each quarter as part of a district-level Equity Team, whose primary function will be to guide the district’s work and plan the quarterly meetings using data to respond to the needs of students and staff. This work is led by the principal in each building.

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Equal Opportunity

Washington Township Schools has a policy of providing equal opportunity. All courses are open to all students regardless of age, race, color, sex, disability, or national origin, including limited English proficiency.

Education services, programs, instruction, and facilities will not be denied to anyone in the MSDWT as the result of his or her age, race, color, sex, disability, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).

For additional information, clarification, or to express a complaint, please visit SafeSchools or contact any of the following:

Coordinator of Title IX and Civil Rights

Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera,
Director of Equity and Inclusion
P: (317) 205-3332 ext. 77291

Coordinator of American Disabilities Act

Mr. Matt Kaiser,
Director of Human Resources
P: (317) 205-3332 ext. 77258

Administrator of Article VII/504

Dr. Ghirmay Alazar,
Director of Special Services
P: (317) 205-3332 ext. 77230


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