Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
ANWSD Board Statement Reaffirming its Commitment to Safe, Civil, and Anti-Racist Schools
The Superintendent and Directors of the Addison Northwest School District wish to reassure the members of our educational community in these uncertain times. We remain committed to maintaining safe and welcoming schools regardless of race, gender, disability, national origin, documentation, religion, sexual orientation, political orientation, or family income. In addition to compliance with the law, we also have a moral and ethical duty to protect all who pass through the doors of our schools and to provide our students with an equitable education.
The Board emphatically endorses and supports a learning environment and shared community void of hate, bias, bigotry, and racism. We condemn white supremacy and unequivocally believe that Black lives matter. We charge the members of the ANWSD community with creating a safe, civil, and kind learning environment. Everyone -- parents, students, staff, board members, community members -- must take seriously the need to speak openly against hate of all kinds. We will recognize, respond to, and redress bias and inequities in our systems, policies, and practices. We will create and sustain an equitable learning environment in which we treat one another with respect and dignity. We can each lead through example, and with this statement the ANWSD Board hereby reaffirms its commitment to providing an equitable, just, and inclusive learning environment for all students.
December 14, 2020 Board adopted
The Office of Equity aims to ensure that the ANWSD is an educational and working environment unimpeded by discrimination where individuals of all backgrounds and experiences are welcomed, included, encouraged, and can succeed and flourish.
Kimberly Hunt started as the Coordinator for Equity & Inclusion of the Addison Northwest School District in July of 2023. She has lived in Vermont since she graduated from the University of Vermont with an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education Mathematics.
Over the past several decades, she has taught sixth through twelfth grade as well as coached teachers in instructional practices and family school partnerships. In 2022, she received a Master of Education in Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Most recently, she coached principals, non-profit executives, and aspiring leaders in leadership skills at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She enjoys biking, hiking, and skiing with her family in the mountains of Vermont. She is excited to work in partnership with others to facilitate equity and inclusion in Addison Northwest School District.
Coordinator for Equity and Inclusion
Addison Northwest School District
A: 11 Main Street, Suite B100 Vergennes VT 05491
P: 802-877-3332 Email Kim