Inclusivity

Windward School’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity is an integral part of its educational fabric, inextricably linked to the mission of the School. Windward School is determined to create a welcoming community that embraces diversity and encourages students to develop a deep understanding and appreciation of the diverse world they inherit.

At all times, Windward School strives to

  • appreciate and celebrate the origin and individuality of each member of the school community.
  • respect the innate dignity of each person, which is reflected in the school’s curriculum and cocurriculum. 
  • instill in its students a clear sense of self and a clear understanding of their present and future responsibilities as educated members of our global community. 
  • imbue students with the notion that they learn, work, live, and play in a world populated by individuals and groups of many races, ethnicities, religions, and resources, as well as varied learning styles, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.
  • offer an inclusive, multicultural curriculum that nurtures independence and individual growth and helps prepare each student to continue in higher education.
  • encourage every member of the community to actively participate in respectful and inclusive social interaction.
We hope that as a consequence of Windward’s commitment to diversity, our graduates regard learning as a lifetime process, and strive to enhance their intellectual, moral and ethical reasoning while fostering respect for themselves and others. 

Diversity and Inclusivity Groups

Diversity & Inclusivity Task Force 
Goals:
  1. To grow our cultural competency and build our understanding of diversity, inclusivity, multiculturalism, and social justice.
  2. To engage with the faculty and staff community to nurture their interest in and understanding of diversity and inclusivity.
  3. To strategically assess and respond to elements of diversity and inclusion in our school.

Diversity & Inclusivity Parent Committee
Goals:
  1. To organize meetings and events that offer opportunities for all Windward families to engage with one another around identity, diversity, and inclusivity.
  2. To connect with and provide support to more families of diversity in our community.

Diversity & Inclusivity Student Groups

Gender Sexuality Awareness, Acceptance, Alliance, Action (GSA)
  • Meets: every Tuesday, Room 425
Girl Up
  • Meets: once per month as announced
  • Facilitator: Melanie Arias, Kevin Coale
Student Diversity Board (SDB)
  • Meets: every other Wednesday, Room 425
SPECTRUM
  • SPECTRUM is a space for students who identify as LGBTQ+, including questioning, to drop in and spend time together, as well as discuss and support one another on a weekly basis. Contact Geraldine Loveless or Miles Rosenthal '18 for information regarding group meeting times and locations.

Events
  • National Coming Out Day hosted by GSA 
  • Movie Nights hosted by SDB and GSA 
  • World Food Day hosted by SDB 

Meet the Team

List of 3 members.

  • Ashley Goodman 

    Director of Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship, Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusivity
    (213) 261-2090
  • Tyrone Powell 

    Director of Athletics and Operations, Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusivity
    (424) 289-1064
  • Tammy Clem 

    Director of Counseling Services, Middle School, Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusivity
    (424) 289-1037

Directors of Diversity and Inclusivity

The Associate Directors of Diversity and Inclusivity work closely with the Faculty Inclusivity Task Force, the Parent Inclusivity Committee, the Student Diversity Leadership Board, student Gender Sexuality Awareness, Acceptance, Alliance, Action group and student group Girl Up to assess and respond to the ongoing needs of the school community with regard to inclusivity.
 
Windward School's Diversity and Inclusivity initiative is guided by the National Association of Independent School's (NAIS) Principles of Good Practice for Justice and Equity. The School is actively working toward reaching these NAIS standards.
Windward School is a 7-12, co-educational, independent day school in Los Angeles, California.