Queen Anne’s County Public Schools takes an active approach to equity through Cultural Competence. The county’s geographic landscape naturally creates three distinct communities that segregate populations, resulting in inequities. Some families in the school district felt their students’ needs were not being addressed and adequate supports were not in place.
From the school administrative staff to the custodians, from teachers to paraprofessionals, every adult is involved in every child’s learning.
These successes are the direct result of administrative support for equity-based inclusion, collaboration among educators, partnerships with the families, and attention to full-time membership, participation, and learning.
After seeing the opportunities that SWIFT could bring to our school, the staff were more willing to “buy into” SWIFT.