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SJEI Team

In Spring 2019, Saint Francis formally established the Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (SJEI) team to lead and coordinate the school's efforts towards ensuring cultural proficiency, inclusionary practices, and community leadership in fulfillment of the school’s commitment to social justice as a Catholic and a Holy Cross school.

Research, best practice, and experience has shown that a team approach and community involvement are crucial to successful implementation of long-term, equity-based structural change. As such, the SJEI team consists of nine educators:

  • Director of Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (DSJEI) - A member of the school administration, the DSJEI oversees and coordinates the school’s SJEI efforts serving on the Board of Directors' School Committee, Leadership Team, Operations Team, and Curriculum Committee to advocate for SJEI initiatives, serve as a liaison to the administration, and support leadership and employee development.
  • SJEI Team Leads - Faculty members with one common release period, the four SJEI Team Leads work collaboratively with the DSJEI to develop and implement an action plan to accomplish the short-term core area goals, as well as lay the groundwork for long-term SJEI initiatives.
  • SJEI Supporting Team Members - Full-time employees, the four SJEI Supporting Team Members assist with specific core area needs.

SJEI Team


 
Héctor Camacho

Interim Director of Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion
Guidance & College Counseling


 
Molly Boesiger

SJEI Team Lead, Anti-Bias Curriculum
Social Studies, SFThrive Advisory Coordinator


 
Emily Thomas

SJEI Team Lead, Cultural Proficiency
Science, Sustainability Coordinator


 
Heather Washington

SJEI Team Lead, Student Support Services
Social Studies, In the Margins


 
Maria Zoco

SJEI Team Lead, Student Engagement
World Language, Cross Country/Track & Field


 
Hilda Flores

SJEI Supporting Team Member
World Language, Soccer


 
Kathy Lincoln

SJEI Supporting Team Member
Health & Fitness, SEL Program Manager


 
Grace Savinovich

SJEI Supporting Team Member
English, Sophomore Moderator


 
Jennifer Thomas

SJEI Supporting Team Member
Science Department Chair

 

Core Focus Areas

In the first year of implementation, the school identified eight core focus areas for SJEI work: student engagement, anti-bias curriculum, student support services, cultural proficiency, community partnership, recruitment and retention, data and analytics, and school leadership.

Informed by the core focus areas, the SJEI team annually develops key objectives to be achieved during the school year. The guiding aspiration of this work is to create an anti-oppressive school climate and structure. This work is intended to be undertaken in partnership with educators, administrators, and the wider school community. 

We welcome all members of the Saint Francis community to join us on this journey. We can be reached at sjeiteam@sfhs.com.