Welcome to the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation
Nyack Public School's Strategic, Action Plan and Report For Excellence Through Racial Equity
The Nyack Public Schools Strategic Plan for Excellence through Racial Equity is a systematic process of achieving equity in our school district. The primary focus of this document connects key areas: vision, mission, goal, background, statement of beliefs, milestones and focus areas. The focus areas are comprised of four pillars.
Pillar I – Culturally Responsive Workforce
Pillar II – Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning
Pillar III – Culturally Responsive Family & Community Engagement
Pillar IV – Cultural & Organizational Transformation
We are Nyack
Director of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation Dr.Connally
Dr. Alexandria Connally
Office: (845) 353-7016
We Are Nyack
BOE Letter of Solidarity
The Nyack Union Free School District Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools,
Administration and staff stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ members of our school
community and extend love and support in the wake of Saturday’s violent attack in
Please see the letter in its entirety below.
Resources and Data
Nyack Public Schools Equity and Inclusion Resource Guides
These resource guides are designed to provide supportive materials to empower our staff and students. The guides contain a comprehensive list of helpful resources such as articles, videos, grade level books, and the like. Our goal is to provide our building communities with tools that will educate and foster fruitful discussions as we continue to work towards eliminating institutional racism and engage in talks involving current events. Students need books that serve as both “mirrors and windows,” that reflect their own experience and give them insight into lives and experiences different from their own. Educators play a crucial role in providing students with the language to speak openly about social inequities and discrimination. These guides provide teachers and families comprehensive lesson plans, talking points, and media to continue evolving as developing inclusive education is a journey that never ends.
Regents WeekNyack High School
Day 4Upper Nyack School
D dayValley Cottage School
"B" DayNyack Middle School
Quarter 2 Benchmark Exam - ELANyack Middle School
The Research Says...
Pillar I - Workforce Development at UNES
Undoing Racism and Getting to the Root ask the question "Why are people poor?" During the UNES faculty meeting, we examined how systems impact communities specifically the educational system.
Learning for Justice
Toolkit: The Foundations of Restorative Justice
New York State School Boards Association Conference
Institutional Racism: Raising awareness and meeting the needs of all students
Karen Hughes, Former Board President/Current Board Member, Nyack Public Schools
Dr. James Montesano, interim Superintendent, Nyack Public Schools
Dr. Anael Alston, Asst. Commissioner, Office of Access, Equity and Community Engagement, New York State Education Department