Equity and Excellence

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. 

— Alexander Heijer


The Office of Equity and Excellence advances high expectations, facilitates equitable access, and remedies opportunity gaps for Black and Latino students, as well as those from other historically and institutionally marginalized communities. Arlington Public Schools aims to ensure all students learn and thrive in safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments.

At Dorothy Hamm Middle School, we are striving to promote the advancement of high academic standards, college and career readiness and clear expectations for student success. We are working to ensure educational opportunities for our students and families while also promoting shared accountability for all stakeholders by providing professional learning focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We support social-emotional learning and cultivate self-advocacy skills for students.

Equity and Excellence Coordinator, Crystal Moore   woman smiling








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GUILTY. Because Black Lives Matter and Justice can prevail as the voices of humanity cry out. And also because the camera was on to expose the darkness. We have much work to do.
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