Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives Photo Gallery

  •  McCracken Middle School Team Wins Black History Bowl

    McCracken Middle School Team Wins Black History Bowl

    Congratulations to students from McCracken Middle School who won the Black History Bowl sponsored by the Spartanburg Branch NAACP on the campus of USC Upstate on February 22, 2020. #Go Eagles

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  • Spartanburg High School's "Norse News" Wins First Place for District 7 Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Article

    Spartanburg High School's "Norse News" Wins First Place for District 7 Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Article

    An article introducing District Seven's Diversity and Inclusion initiative to the Spartanburg High School community, written by student Clara Maultsby for the "Norse News," was awarded first place in the news category by the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association's Fall Excellence in Scholastic News Awards.

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  • Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Meets History Makers in Education

    Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Meets History Makers in Education

    At the end of a great day at the 3rd Annual Equity in Education Conference sponsored by Dr. Gloria Boutte from the USC Center for the Education of African American Students, Dr. Carlotta Redish, Chief of Diversity & Inclusion Officer was honored to participate in the panel discussion "Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision" with (left to right) Nathaniel Briggs- son of Harry Briggs, Sr. and Eliza Briggs, Briggs v. Elliott (Manning, SC); Cheryl Brown Henderson - daughter of Brown v. Board of Education case namesake Oliver L. Brown (Topeka, KS); and Celestine Parsons Lloyd- daughter of Bennie and Plummer Parsons, child plaintiff, Briggs v. Elliott.

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  • SHS Students Participate in Racial Equity Institute Youth Training

    SHS Students Participate in Racial Equity Institute Youth Training

    Two Spartanburg High School students, Kaitlyn Metz and Maxwell Booker, attended the Racial Equity Index youth training session in fall 2019.

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  • D7 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    D7 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and District 7 took this special opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the Latinx culture represented across our schools and community. On our website and social media pages, we shared spotlights of local and national Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our society. Within our schools, we celebrated and learned about Latinx culture in order to deepen our connections as a community that values diversity and inclusion. Follow along with our social media posts at #D7HispanicHeritage

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  • Hispanic Alliance Guides D7 Principals on Celebrating Latinx Culture

    Hispanic Alliance Guides D7 Principals on Celebrating Latinx Culture

    In September 2019, we welcomed members of the Spartanburg Hispanic Alliance to our monthly principals meeting to seek their guidance on meaningful ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and on how we can better work together going forward to understand and honor Latinx culture.

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  • District 7 Begins Diversity & Inclusion Conversations During Leadership Retreat

    District 7 Begins Diversity & Inclusion Conversations During Leadership Retreat

    District 7 leaders gathered for a retreat in August 2019 to dig into data and tough questions about racial equity in our community. We checked our preconceived ideas at the door. Open minds and open hearts guide our work. We don’t yet know the “how” or even “what” our diversity and inclusion initiative will look like, but we yearn to understand the “why” and to grow together in that understanding so that we can deepen our efforts.

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  • D7 Principals Participate in "Culturally Relevant Teaching Training" with USC Professors Drs. Gloria Boutte, Susi Long, Eliza Brayden, and Kamaniah Wynter-Hoyte