Waukee Community School District is dedicated to building genuine relationships by promoting the learning of individual perspectives and positively contributing to a diverse global community.

In 2010-11, the district administration along with a representation of K-12 teaching staff, parents, and community members formed a Diversity Leadership Team. The initial goals of this group were to clearly define diversity and inclusion in the Waukee Community School District, develop a district philosophy statement, examine current professional development and classroom practices that address diversity and inclusion, and develop a comprehensive plan that ensures diversity awareness and education for staff and students.

Philosophy Statement and Guiding Principles

Waukee Community School District is dedicated to building genuine relationships by embracing individual differences and perspectives.

  • Strengthen self-awareness
  • Seek to understand individual differences and perspectives
  • Appreciate and respect all people
  • Promote a commitment to global awareness and citizenship

The team identified five main components that comprise the comprehensive plan. The components include professional development for all WCSD staff, enhanced communication through website improvements and a parent liaison group, acquisition of resources to supplement curriculum and instruction, and data collection for analysis of implementation. These focus areas guide the team’s work to ensure diversity awareness and education continues to be an important facet of the district mission and vision.

Diversity Definition

Any aspect of an individual that makes her or him unique.

It is our individual stories that make us diverse. Your story matters.

Inclusion Definition

Inclusion refers to the behaviors and actions of accepting, embracing and appreciating diversity.

Our Commitment

The Diversity Leadership Team is continuing this important work to ensure the commitment to diversity and inclusion is intentional, thoughtful and authentic throughout the school system and community.

For more information on the diversity and inclusion work in the district, or to get involved, please contact Ali Locker or Lindsay Law in the school improvement office.