COLLABORATING ON EQUITY, BUILDING NEW FUTURES
The educators we remember, the ones who most impacted our lives, are ones who saw us for who we are and who we would become. Such educators empathized, cared and understood. They recognized the systems which posed hurdles for future possibility. At UNCG’s School of Education, we prepare educators to critically engage a justice-centered practice and advocate for each of their students and families.
Our faculty and staff collaborate to provide greater access to a multitude of resources and experiences. Students have a carefully knit network of support as they hone their professional skills and can rely on a team invested in their success.
As a School of Education, we value and promote a diverse community, one which together builds equitable and sustainable environments where all can find a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to critically examining what this means as we shift infrastructure to meet these goals and understand the needs of students, staff and faculty in the complexity of our local, regional, national and transnational contexts.
The School of Education unequivocally stands and works against the hatred, violence, and lack of access produced and perpetuated by white supremacy. The current national landscape has exposed the deep entrenchment of inequity in many of its institutional pillars, law enforcement, health care, education, and social services. As educators we are critically aware of our part, our larger responsibility to shape the educational experiences of our students and to improve the environment/culture we inhabit. We have work to do. This work is anti-many injustices, the work is deep and networked as we revise policies, curriculum, pedagogy, program offerings, operations and culture. We are committed to improving what we do and recognizing the labor required to achieve equity plus justice. Some of this work is already in place, yet the stories we create and the ones we contribute to are not about an arrival, our work is continual, one that must be responsive to everyone in our community, and most importantly to the change in society we endeavor to create.
Gender Diversity Statement
The School of Education, in collaboration with LEARN’s Gender Diversity Working Group, is committed to affirming the lives of and promoting social justice for Trans and Non-Binary people. We have created a comprehensive toolkit to support gender diverse students, located here: go.uncg.edu/genderdiversitytoolkit.