Here at AWS we employ a “Working Group” model that is designed to leverage the expertise of our community to improve the human experience on campus. Volunteer members of the faculty and staff lead our Working Groups, and each year they select particular topics for focused study drawing on data collected from formal and informal surveys.
One of our Working Groups, our School and Culture Group, is focused on helping the school grow and reflect, be it through managing the school's self-study process for our regular accreditations, through school visits to further explore best practices and alternative models, or through ongoing pedagogical and curricular evaluations. This Working Group is wholly internal in nature and engages faculty and staff throughout the school.
The other two Working Groups - our DEI and Health & Wellness Groups - launch these selected topics and invite community members - faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, parents, and, when appropriate, students - to join them on topic-specific “subcommittees.”
DEI Working Group
Now more than ever, Annie Wright Schools must reaffirm its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our goal is to be a community in which everyone feels included. In order for this to happen, we must put ourselves consistently and with conviction into the work itself, utilizing a system to evaluate, respond to and reflect on school culture and practice.