In the fall of 2019, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) requested that all New Mexico school districts establish a Superintendent’s/Executive Director’s Equity Council.
This Council will be a local-level team that will help inform the district’s actions and solutions in response to Martinez/Yazzie. This group is responsible for addressing key areas related to Martinez/Yazzie and the four deliverables:
- readiness assessment
- equity plan
- culturally and linguistically responsive (CLR) frameworks
- funding report
The Equity Council will provide updates to and collaborate with the school boards and school governing bodies. The Superintendent’s / Executive Director’s Equity Councils are an advisory; they do not make final decisions or policy.
SAMS Academy Equity Council:
This is a group of students, parents, community, and staff who want to transform our school environment into a safe, equitable, inclusive, diverse, and culturally and linguistically responsive place. If you are interested in learning more and signing up to take part in this SAMS Equity Council, please email Ms. Hays email@example.com.
SAMS Academy Equity Council Members:
- Bridget Barrett, School Administration
- Amanda Catanzaro, School Administration
- Audra Hays, School Social Worker and SEL Teacher
- Stephanie Erler, Parent
- Jody Meyer, Parent