Minoritized Educators Roundtable

  • The Minoritized Educators Roundtable (MER) consists of NTPS Educators who are Black and Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) from diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences. The MER was originally developed by a former elementary administrator, Terae Harris. She organized the roundtable as a way to connect, network and support BIPOC staff and students. The MER has evolved significantly in response to the global outcry for racial justice. This past summer, they worked on several initiatives which became the guiding documents for the NTPS’s newly adopted Equity Resolution. Their mission is to support an educational institution that is built on equity, justice and anti-racist/anti-bias practices that affirms and values that racial and cultural identities of every student.

    Want to find out more? minorityeducatorsroundtable@nthurston.k12.wa.us

Throughout the District

  • Safe Schools for All
  • Governing Policy
  • Board Resolution
  • Equity Messages from Supt. Clemens
  • Multicultural Action Council
  • Equity Advisory Team
  • Mentors!
  • Minoritized Educators Roundable
  • Tribal Partnership

MER Leadership: Sarah Edwards

  • Sarah Edwards is a graduate of Timberline High School. This is her third year teaching at both Komachin Middle School and Chinook Middle School in NTPS. Sarah believes that MER is a vital part of supporting current and future BIPOC NTPS educators as well as the continued progress of equity work in NTPS.

MER Leadership: Dena Harris

  • Dena Harris

    Dena Harris is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught primary and middle school grades. Currently, she is working for the District Office as a Remote Learning Specialist, developing literacy lessons with texts from diverse cultural perspectives that address the Social Justice Standards. The MER has become an important space for Dena to learn about, and support, anti-racist policies and practices that honor the oneness of humanity.