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  





Celebrating Hispanic/ Latino (a)/ Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx History Is Black History

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Director of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation Dr.Connally


Dr. Alexandria Connally 

Office: (845) 353-7016


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.

 Resource Guide K - 5.pdf  Resource Guide 6-8.pdf  Resource Guide 9-12.pdf 

My identity is a superpower -- not an obstacle

Honoring LGBTQ Voices During Hispanic Heritage Month

Too often, curricula and media position racial and sexual identities as either-ors. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to change that.


Resources and Data 

Black Visibility Matters: The Inconvenient Truths of Bias and Erasure

  Racial stereotypes and myths persist only with our continuous active consent—in the stories we teach and tell, and those we don’t. And the price we pay for this is monumental.

Upcoming Events

  • Day 3

    Upper Nyack School
  • D Day

    Nyack High School
  • C day

    Valley Cottage School
  • "A" Day

    Nyack Middle School
  • D day

    Valley Cottage School
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The Research Says...

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, Former Superintendent, Nyack Public Schools

Dr. Anael Alston, Asst. Commissioner, Office of Access, Equity and Community Engagement, New York State Education Department

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