In October 2019, the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (JEDI) was officially adopted by the Board of Advisors, placing this work on par with the school’s other key strategic planning areas and bolstering our capacity to create positive change. The committee collaborated with Cecilia Rios-Aguilar,
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies, to create pillars to frame and prioritize our work.
In the summer of 2022, we welcomed Dr. Jennifer Chatmon as Director of Curriculum, with a focus on SEL and JEDI. She functions as the liaison between the UCLA Lab School Board of Advisors JEDI subcommittee (largely parents) and our UCLA Lab School JEDI committee (largely teachers).
The pillars of our JEDI work:
Our goal is to move the needle within our community and continue to share strong SEL and JEDI work within the larger educational sphere.