Diversity & Inclusion

General information

Jerabek has a new diversity and inclusion committee, which aims to help Jerabek in its ongoing efforts to be a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, respected and supported. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives that families bring to our school should be viewed as a resource, a strength, and a benefit to all. There are a variety of projects in the planning stages ranging from a library modernization project to professional development workshops for all staff. Please stay tuned for updates!


If you have any questions/suggestions for the committee, please send them to [email protected].


 "Monthly Read Alouds with Ms. Ruth"

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is hosting read alouds for Jerabek students and their families. The books chosen are aligned with the D&I Committee's goals and are read aloud by our librarian, Ms. Ruth Burr. Enjoy hearing these rich stories that aim to reflect and honor our families' diverse backgrounds. We encourage you to engage in the discussion questions asked throughout the read alouds.


November 2020: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

This book is enjoyable for all ages and encourages young and old to share their stories.

Check out Ms. Ruth's read aloud of The Day You Begin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0dgfOcpWxM&authuser=0


December 2020: Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks from her own personal experience as she encourages us to celebrate our differences. In Just Ask, she empowers us to learn about and celebrate what makes us unique. 

Check out Ms. Ruth's read aloud of Just Ask: https://youtu.be/rA8J9jS-tK8


January 2021: Pancho and the Rabbit by Duncan Tonatiuh

A migrant's tale highlighting the love and importance of family showcasing a beautiful backdrop of Native Mexican art.  

Check out Ms. Ruth's read aloud of Pancho and the Rabbithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcBKTmFsiis&feature=youtu.be


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