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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Briarwood

During the 2021-2022 school year, Briarwood’s PTA executive committee established an initiative to help support and advance a unified, equitable, and inclusive culture within our Briarwood community.   


Together with Briarwood’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, our PTA executive committee is working hard to make its PTA-sponsored programs accessible and available to all members of the Briarwood community.  Through these and other efforts, we hope to increase knowledge, awareness and respect for all groups. 


In addition to collaborating with Kansas PTA, SMSD and the Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA, our committee members also work with the Deep Equity Trainers at school to support teachers in their efforts to create a more inclusive classroom. DE&I committee chair is also a PTA executive committee member.


If you are interested in taking an active role in diversity, equity and inclusion at Briarwood, please contact PTA Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Jessica Brooks-Bryon @ bryonfamkc@gmail.com.


Additional Resources

Parent Resource: How to Talk to Your Child About Race and Injustice in America

Parent Resource: Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast