As a first grade team, we believe that all children deserve an education that is reflective and representative of the world around them. Understanding, respecting, and valuing differences among us is at the core of developing healthy human behavior and relationships. Diversity is a strength in our classrooms, our schools, our communities, and our world. Diversity of race, gender, orientation, religion, abilities, body size, family dynamics, personality... all of it matters. We will always provide a safe space for our kids to be proud of themselves and to be comfortable in their curiosity about others. We will advocate for our kids, respect their individuality and backgrounds, celebrate their uniqueness, and provide them with an honest and inclusive education.