IEA Diversity Statement
“We are a diverse community of educators, and we acknowledge that institutional racism and marginalization exists within our community.
The Issaquah Education Association supports ongoing cultural competency learning for IEA members in order to interrupt bias, oppression and inequity throughout our institution on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion and beliefs, age, income, appearance and ability, and all other marginalized groups.
We know that students thrive in environments that are socially and culturally aware, and where educators are responsive to students’ needs.
We will listen to the needs and concerns of our members, work toward meeting our goals of inclusivity, and encourage the district to partner with us in our work toward equity.”