Diversity and Inclusion

Letter From the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

K Velazquez DirectorofDEI

Welcome to Marin Country Day School (MCDS), where we believe that excellent teaching needs to include

equity at the center of all learning. We strive to live out our mission of being an “inclusive community of learning that inspires curiosity, empathy, and action.”

From its inception in 1956 in Fairfax, California, MCDS has committed itself to intercultural exploration and appreciation of differences, where “we are all responsible for actively helping build and cultivate our multifaceted community by developing cultural competency.”

At MCDS, we instill a welcoming environment of collaboration, with a sense of pride for our shared common humanity and a deep connection to nature and the world around us. The spirit of joy permeates our learning spaces and a community of belonging is consistently being crafted by our students, families, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. 

I invite you to explore how our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic initiatives, as set forth by our Board of Trustees, have led us to set thoughtful goals and make progress in our deep commitment to a more inclusive school community. 

Whether you are a prospective or current student, family, or employee, I invite you to explore the many ways we connect as a community, reflect on our identities, maintain our curiosity about ourselves and others, and partner together to respectfully support our students, families, and each other.

Karen Velásquez
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


 

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Learn more about how we engage students, faculty/staff, and parents in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work through various offerings and thoughtful curriculum.