Inclusivity and Equity (IE)
IE at Mirman bridges three areas of school life: curriculum and instruction, student programming and school culture, and institutional identity. Students, families, and educators are partners in teaching and learning through an inclusive and equitable lens within our connected community.
Statement of Inclusivity
We are committed to building a connected community that embraces multiple perspectives and cultural competency to strengthen gifted education and growth in the whole child. At Mirman, we strive to integrate inclusivity in our curriculum, school culture, and institutional identity. We honor and support a community built on diversity of thought, experiences, and identities to best engage our students in the academic, sociocultural, and complex world in which we learn and live.
Guiding Principles and Practice
We strengthen ourselves, our relationships, and our communities by affirming differences and enriching connections through the four elements of Cultural Competency. The practice of Cultural Competency enables us to nurture constructive lifelong learners through the following principles:
- Cultural Self-Awareness: How does my cultural identity influence the way I interact on a daily basis?
- Awareness of Other Cultures: What is my understanding of the culture of the individuals/groups I am engaging?
- Cross-Cultural Effectiveness Skills: What skills do I need to work effectively across differences?
- Advocating for Equity through Inclusion: How do I manage the dynamics of privilege and bias that may impact my daily interactions, in order to work toward a better world?
In addition, to guide interactions that reflect our mission, we ask ourselves and our Mirman community: What are the different ways we honor our individual and shared strengths in service to our local and global communities?