The OSBA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Committee works to provide events for our membership and our staff to enhance understanding of diversity and inclusion in our schools and workplace. Please visit our resource page to learn more about how diversity and inclusion impacts schools.

Do you have ideas for future programming? We would love to hear from you. Please contact Lenore Winfrey, the committee chair.

The committee's mission
OSBA is committed to welcoming, valuing and supporting every individual and their unique contributions to the workplace. OSBA’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee promotes and advocates for an inclusive environment. Our differences are viewed as strengths. We value, promote and celebrate a work culture that is open-minded and inclusive of diverse perspectives, while striving to understand each other.

The committee's vision
We value the differences in people and explore these differences in an environment where individuals feel safe, supported and respected. We strive to create a sense of mutual trust and belonging for all. We encourage dialogue on diversity, promote personal and professional growth and value efforts that help staff better understand the diverse needs of our membership. We emphasize recruitment and retention of a talented and diverse workforce, where employees are recognized, rewarded and respected. We cultivate empathy, promote critical thinking skills and foster courage to stand up against discrimination.