The topics and diversity and inclusion continue to be important conversations, especially in the classroom.
Former Mason special education teacher, Katelyne Thomas said the lack of these discussions in her district caused her to resign.
“They weren’t going to allow these discussions to happen, I just couldn’t stay,” said Thomas.
Thomas’s last day of teaching in Mason was February 26; she said the chances of returning to the classroom in the near future are slim.
But in other area school districts, like East Lansing Public Schools, diversity and inclusion topics are essential to discuss.
“We are trying to be a school district that is confronting and interrupting all of those biases,” said Glenn Mitcham, ELPS Director of Curriculum.
There’s still more work to be done, and Katelyne’s goal is to continue advocating for change in the classroom and the Mason community.