Welcome to Diversity and Engagement!
As leaders of Pickerington Schools, we are responsible for ensuring that all of our students and staff feel safe, listened to and valued. As a district, we are committed to promoting a culture of inclusiveness for our over 11,000 students. We will continue to work to cultivate a genuinely collaborative and caring approach to engaging our students, staff, and community members in the following ways:
- Offering curated resources information about race and racial justice for educators to share with their families. It is our hope that these resources will not only provide useful guidance to parents but also give them the confidence to initiate these important conversations with their children.
- Continuing to provide ongoing professional development to our staff to ensure they are proactive and prepared to respond appropriately if they hear hateful language.
- Regularly surveying students to gauge how they feel about race, diversity and equity in our schools and seek their input on how to improve the climate in each PLSD building.
- Create periodic open public forums in which all individuals are encouraged to freely discuss cultural, racial, and ethnic issues that can provide insight and improve our ability to work together as a community.
Communication with students, families, and staff is crucial to the success of Pickerington Schools. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email with any questions or concerns. We always welcome the opportunity to connect with members of our community.
Dr. Michael Jackson, Director of Diversity and Engagement