Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship Vision Statement
At Hollywood Schoolhouse, we believe that whatever the challenge, we are better equipped to the task when we can appreciate and collaborate with those who are different from us. Our commitment to our students and our entire community is to embrace diversity. Differences in gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief, physical ability, learning style, ideology, family structure, or socioeconomic status can light the path to a greater understanding of the world and our place in it.
Endowing our students with fearless curiosity is only the first step. We seek to build on that foundation by teaching our students to temper curiosity with empathy and to demonstrate compassion to thoughts, perspectives, and experiences that are different from their own.
Our Parent IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Allyship) Committee consists of the following members:
- Cheryl Okumura (Parent IDEA Committee Chair and Board Member)
- Gautam Sood (ECE Rep)
- Sylvia Perez, Michelle Minott (K-2 Reps)
- Anindita Dutta, Tina Feliciano (3-6 Reps)
Faculty IDEA Committee
- Maria Arellano, Assistant Head of School
- Narbé Mansourian, 5th and 6th Grade Teacher, Diversity Coordinator
Below are the names of our Parent Affinity Group Leaders. If you, as a parent, identify with any of these groups and wish to join, please email the group leader(s) by clicking on their name(s).
Black Parent Alliance
AANHPI (Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) Parents
Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Affinity Group