Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Program

 

The purpose ISW’s Diversity and Inclusion Program is to foster the emotional intelligence of our faculty, staff, students, and parents through ongoing communication, education, and training about the importance of having a strong understanding of self, diversity and acceptance. This is particularly important in an international school like ISW, as our school is a kaleidoscope of cultures, languages and nationalities.

 

ISW strives to create a school environment where all people are valued and all perspectives are respected. Our international roots encourage us to teach our children the values of inclusion, equity and justice, as well as to model these attributes in all that we do. In this way, we are better equipped to shape young people into global citizens, prepared to apply their learning in thoughtful and relevant ways.

 

We recognize that diversity includes everyone and has many dimensions, including, but not limited to: gender, geography, learning style, physical challenges, race, ethnicity, politics, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and diverse gifts and talents.

 

ISW stands by, Esse Quam Videri or “To Be, Rather Than To Seem To Be”. Meaning, our mission is to instill in each child a sense of responsibility and moral obligation towards others in a genuine, reflective and compassionate way.

Contact

 

Danny Seagraves

 

School Counselor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion

 

Counseling Information

 

Our all-school councilor, Danny Seagraves, works closely with students, teachers, parents, and administrators to support students’ learning, social, emotional, and behavioral needs, as well as promoting their strengths and resiliency. He consults with teachers, administrators, and parents, and serves as the head of the Student Support Teams at the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.

 

An integral aspect of their role is individual and group assessment. In an effort to determine student-learning styles and recommend appropriate strategies, interventions, and accommodations, Danny reviews admissions files, conducts classroom observations, and when needed, conducts psycho-educational assessments.

 

Brief, solution-focused counseling and crisis intervention are also essential to the role of our all-school counselor. He meets with students as needed and makes referrals to our Executive Director, when regular therapeutic support is required.

 

For more information, including scheduling a meeting, feel free to contact our councilor.

Bullying Policy

 

ISW does not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment, intimidation, or exclusion. Bullying is a consistent, repetitive, improper behavior, whether in person or online. Abuse that interferes with an individual’s work, creativity, individualism, learning performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment will not be tolerated.

 

Bullying and harassment may include, but is not limited to: intentional inappropriate comments, sexual innuendo or propositions, “kidding,” “teasing,” “practical jokes,” foul or obscene language or gestures, display of foul or obscene cyber, printed or visual material and certain physical contact.

 

Any child who feels threatened or harassed at school should approach a trusted teacher or faculty member about the situation. Additionally, any parent who feels his or her child is a target of bullying or harassment should contact the administration immediately. In the event of an incident, parents of the students involved may be notified.

 

All accusations will be taken seriously and will be investigated. Appropriate consequences given may include conferences, counseling, suspension of privileges, an investigation by law enforcement, and/or dismissal from the International School of Warsaw, which is up to the discretion of the Executive Director.

 

For more information or questions about the school’s policy please contact our Upper School Director, Andrew Mengel at andrew.mengel@isw.edu.pl

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