Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice
Nurturing an Inclusive Community
Institutions are only as successful as the extent to which individual members within the community feel they belong – that they are heard, seen, and valued. For it is under these conditions, ones that allow for the presence and acceptance of one’s full self, that true and magnificent learning can occur. This is the foundation of the WNS experience. It is who we are and who we continuously strive to be.
Dr. Martinique Starnes
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
WNS strives to emulate the world in which we live and is fortunate to possess such a richly diverse community. We are a community grounded in engagement, curiosity, growth, and diversity. At WNS, diversity means we celebrate and embrace differences as well as commonalities and encourage conversations around them. We view diversity holistically and value it as a strength in our community in which equity and inclusion ensure that every member of the WNS community has the full WNS experience.
Board of Trustees, DEIJ Board Committee Chair & Parent Group President
A Commitment To A Brighter Future
WNS is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community – one where every member of our school community feels seen, heard, and their contributions valued. Our goal is to create leaders who are grounded in the understanding of how diversity and inclusion improve the way we experience the world and those who are dedicated to promoting equity and justice.
To keep ourselves accountable, we rely on the guidance of three committees that represent the totality of our community:
Inside DEIJ at WNS
Check out what Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice looks and feels like at WNS.
DEIJ At WNS
The Speaker Series
WNS has been fortunate to welcome renown speakers, authors, and educational experts to speak with members of the community.
Statement from the Board of Trustees
DEIJ Events @ WNS
Ways To Get Involved
WNS has a broad range of events and resources to support our school community in advancing our DEIJ work as we constantly strive to become an even more inclusive and just environment. We invite families, students, faculty, and alumni to engage deeply in this work.
WNS hosts a number of DEIJ workshops, events, and fundraising opportunities throughout the year. Upcoming events are always communicated to families in our weekly eNews, but can also be found in the DEIJ resource board on OnCampus.
We invite parents and caregivers to browse the many DEIJ-related resources available on demand in OnCampus, including grade-appropriate books, videos, activities, and more.