Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)


Welcome to the SCSD DEIB Webpage!


In fall of 2020, SCSD embarked on a partnership with Inclusion Counts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) in the San Carlos School District.  We formed a steering committee of staff, parents and community members (see right-hand margin) in order to ensure our priorities, goals and actions related to these areas are reflective of our diverse community voices. 



  • Inclusion Counts conducted listening sessions with different stakeholder groups from the district and used that information to provide an Equity Report with a list of recommendations.
  • The steering committee has reviewed those recommendations and created an action plan with a 3-year timeline of goals, action items and metrics
  • The steering committee has created a mission and vision statement (see below) to guide our work in this area
  • All certificated staff have received professional development from Inclusion Counts
We look forward to furthering this work in partnership with all community and school stakeholders! 
SCSD Diversity Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Steering Committee Mission & Vision Statements

We, the staff, students, families and community of San Carlos School District, commit to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in our daily and ongoing educational practice.  

Our goal is to incorporate diverse perspectives within the 5C’s (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, citizenship and creativity) so that every student feels and helps others feel safe, valued, respected, affirmed, included and connected to their school community and the world around them.

We strive to create learning environments in each of our schools that provide a diverse, inclusive educational experience that is free from bias for every student.

By providing the tools every student needs to engage with a variety of perspectives utilizing empathy, understanding, cultural awareness, critical thinking & advocacy, we will prepare students to positively engage in a diverse world.


Declaraciones de Misión y Visión del Comité Directivo de Diversidad, Equidad, Inclusión y Pertenencia de SCSD

Nosotros, el personal, los estudiantes, las familias y la comunidad del Distrito Escolar de San Carlos, estamos comprometidos con los valores de diversidad, equidad, inclusión y el sentido de pertenencia en nuestra práctica educativa diaria y continua.

Nuestro objetivo es incorporar diversas perspectivas dentro de las 5C (pensamiento crítico, comunicación, colaboración, civismo y creatividad) para que cada estudiante se sienta y ayude a otros a sentirse seguros, valorados, respetados, reconocidos, incluidos y conectados con su comunidad escolar y el mundo que los rodea.

Nos esforzamos por crear entornos de aprendizaje en cada una de nuestras escuelas que brinden una experiencia educativa diversa e inclusiva que esté libre de prejuicios para cada estudiante.

Al proporcionar las herramientas que cada estudiante necesita para colaborar con una variedad de perspectivas utilizando la empatía, la comprensión, la conciencia cultural, el pensamiento crítico y la abogacía, prepararemos a los estudiantes para participar positivamente en un mundo diverso.


Superintendent's Message

Signature Programs & Initiatives

  • Elementary Schools
  • Middle Schools
  • Faculty Programs

Anti-Racism Resources for Families

  • Elementary Schools
  • Middle Schools

Our Commitment

San Carlos School District is committed to continuing our mission of educating every student in an inclusive and welcoming environment free from racism and violence. We also encourage our community to have critical conversations about race and equity and become agents of change.


The District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact:

  • The school site principal and/or Hans Barber, District Complaint Officer at (650) 590-5930 or [email protected]
  • For discrimination related to gender, please contact Title IX Coordinator, Meagan Vizier, (650) 590-5943 [email protected]
View our Equity Report

Meet Your 2022 San Carlos DEIB Steering Committee

Hans Barber, Assistant Superintendent


Sarah Cassanego, School Board Member


Wendy Dougherty, School Board Member


Tom Domer, Principal


Leah Scholer, Principal


Mindy Shelton, Principal


Jill Nida, Teacher


Annabelle Ortiz, Teacher


Teresa Vergez, Classified Staff/Parent


Omari Brandt, Parent/Guardian


Sheila Brar, Parent/Guardian


Amika Guillaume, Parent/Guardian


Jen Liao, Parent/Guardian


Laura Lubetsky Kotee, Parent/Guardian


Sailesh Mehra, Parent/Guardian


Beatriz Monjaras, Parent/Guardian


Salina Zilmer, Parent/Guardian


Jonathan Garvin, SCSD Alumni