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Racial & Educational Justice

Northshore is committed to creating a safe, caring, and mutually respectful environment within our school district community so that all students, families and staff feel welcomed, valued and supported. We recognize that the diversity represented across our communities and throughout our schools has steadily changed and that even greater racial, ethnic, cultural, disability/ability, religious, economic diversity is projected in the years to come.


Our Mission and Work

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We are dedicated to moving toward the positive culture outcomes students deserve. We work to develop a more inclusive, welcoming environment for all students, parents and staff. 

Learn About Our Mission

Racial and Educational Justice Committee

Our committee, comprised of staff, students and community members, provides guidance to District leadership on issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Black Lives Matter

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The Northshore School District has a duty to cultivate the necessary conditions for just and equitable change in our education system and community.

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Leadership and Racial & Educational Justice Teams

Dr. Bigelow and Ayva Thomas

The Racial and Educational Justice Department is lead by dedicated staff from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, each school in Northshore has an equity team to help guide the work at each building.

Meet the Team

Religious and Cultural Observances

Our calendar aims to expand the awareness about the multiple forms of diversity among our students and families, the days that students may not be at school due to religious observances, and the days that students may be fasting.

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Training and Resources

Equity staff providing a training for district staff

To help develop and heighten racial literacy, cultural competency and allyship capacities, we maintain a growing catalog of resources and opportunities for our community.

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Racial and Educational Justice News

Leaders from North Creek's Black Student Union

We love to highlight the equity-driven initiatives, events, and activities from across the District.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Find out about scholarship opportunities happening now!

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