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Eanes ISD

Background Work

Focus on Social Emotional Learning 
2016 - Current  

Building Healthy Relationships, Self-Awareness, Responsible Decision Making, Social Awareness, and Self-Management

Building a Community of Trust Through Developing Racial Awareness

The purpose of “Building a Community of Trust Through Developing Racial Awareness” last year was to enhance community, staff, and student racial awareness and to cultivate an environment of understanding our unique similarities and differences. Developing racial awareness is an initial step to deepening understanding of equity and how it can be used to improve access and increase belongingness of all students. While we will continue to focus on enhancing racial awareness, our goal is to improve access and increasing belongingness of all students, including those with religious, gender identity, cultural, ability and economic differences. Ultimately, our purpose is to develop a sense of belonging for all members of diverse groups. By taking these direct steps around awareness, EISD leaders will learn how to respond within the school district and the community to the direct and recent calls for change coming from various stakeholders.
The primary ways that EISD will be supported are through needs assessments, staff development, working directly with focus/advisory group(s), and serving as a consultant to community/leadership/staff/student meetings. To ensure continuity, consistency, and longevity of our purpose, each campus will create an Equity Team whose purpose will be to guide the work in this area on that campus. The Equity Teams will “carry the work forward” and ensure that the work around racial awareness continues in years to come. The EISD Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Team, under the direction of the Deputy Superintendent and the Chief Learning Officer, will meet with the Equity Teams to ensure consistency in the district vision.

Staff Development around Culturally Responsive Classrooms
June 2019
Culturally Responsive Teaching Team
September 2019

Goals for Culturally Responsive Teaching Team

  • Develop "Culturally Responsive Classrooms" PD opportunities
  • Identify best practices for Culturally Responsive Classrooms and Schools

Linda Rawlings
Alison Soelter - WHS
Staci Hubbard - EE
Alex Merritt - BCE
Julie Carmona - VVE
Kimmy Zaroba - VVE
Valerie Taylor - WHS
Chaundy Satterwhite - WRMS
Jacob Bremmer - HCMS
Elizabeth Compton - WRMS
Robert Lucero - WHS
Mindy Choate - HCMS
Ian Smith - FTE/CCE
Addie McBride - BPE


Meeting of Inclusive Culture Committee Members and other parents, and Culturally Responsive Classrooms Team
December 11, 2019

Culturally Responsive Classrooms Team
Molly May - Chief Student Support Officer

Sarah Chelton
Tracey Beadle
Vrushali Toshniwal
Carolyn Grant
Kelley Roesch
Maggie Suter
Sarah Chelton
Nieves Fernandez
Roopa Shah

Katie Denton
Maya Cidale

Culturally Responsive Classrooms