Equity and Belonging at LT

  • Equity Diversity Inclusion Belonging at LT     

    Lyons Township High School District 204 is committed to creating a safe and affirming environment where every member of our community can learn, grow, and belong. We recognize that in order to achieve these beliefs, we must actively work to foster a supportive environment that allows all to feel respected and visible, and embraces the rich and diverse identities that each individual holds.  

    Lyons Township High School remains committed to building a community based on a foundation of equity and inclusion where all students are treated with respect and dignity and know they belong. As an institution that fosters the physical, social, and emotional well-being of its students, we pledge to continue to promote practices, systems, and processes that advance equity, access, and inclusivity.

    We understand the impact all of our decisions have on our students, their families, and our community. Decisions will be made to advance success, promote growth, and support the social and emotional health of all LT students.

    Improving academic achievement and promoting student engagement in all LT has to offer remain top District priorities. We will continue to partner with associate school districts, colleges, community agencies, and others to continually enhance student opportunities, improve student preparedness, and provide positive learning environments for all students at Lyons Township High School.

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  • Third Quarter Equity Amplifiers: Tammy Miller and Nicole Lombardi

    The Equity Ambassador Team is excited to amplify the talents of two amazing educators.  Thank you for all you do to make LT a place where all belong!

    Tammy Miller

    The Equity Ambassador Team recognizes Tammy for her commitment to equity and inclusion in all aspects of her job. She is a tireless advocate for all students and families throughout the year, providing translated materials and support throughout course selection. She leads her PLC and student groups like Latinas Poderosas, allowing colleagues and students a space to feel seen and heard and to thrive at LT. She has made her office an open and welcoming space for students and staff alike and is a major cheerleader for all students.

    Nicole Lombardi

    The Equity Ambassador Team recognizes Nicole for her focus on justice and liberation in literature. In all her unit planning, Nicole always looks for the larger story of the oppressed; she looks for what group in our history is left out of this story. She asks, "What group in our history is still suffering this injustice?" This authentic commitment shows up in Nicole’s teaching every day as she leads students to self-analysis and empathy using course content to explore the nature of equity and inequity.

  • RESOURCES TO HELP DISCUSS WAR AND CONFLICT

    Our thoughts are with anyone who is impacted by the tragic events unfolding in Israel and Gaza. When news of a national or international crisis is shared with the world, our focus is to ensure the well-being of our community.  We must work to foster a safe, empathetic environment for all and ensure the learning environment remains a place where students can continue to thrive.

    If a student is struggling emotionally and needs to seek some support, please direct them to their counselor for further assistance. If the Crisis Response Team has determined that a broader response is required, we will be sure to communicate those details. 

    We understand the emotional needs that are heightened right now for our students, and we know the importance of our entire LT community to provide assurance, support, and encouragement. 

    Learning for Justice has put together a RESOURCE TOOLKIT to help discuss war and conflict. 

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