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Equity & Inclusion

Welcome to the Fridley Public Schools Equity and Inclusion Department. Our mission 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.

contact

Susan Samaha
Equity & Inclusion Coordinator

Phone: 763-502-5063
Fax: 763-502-5040

Aloda Sims
Equity & Inclusion Specialist
Fridley Middle School
Phone: 763-502-5406

Hope Osifuye
Equity & Inclusion Specialist
Stevenson Elementary School
Phone: 763-502-5316

Yusuf Mohamud
Equity & Inclusion Specialist
Hayes Elementary School
Phone: 763-502-5220