Mukilteo School District Equity Statement
The Mukilteo School District is committed to providing quality educational services to all students and their families, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, language, abilities, socioeconomic status, country of origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity. We are committed to promoting a vision for public education that advances inclusiveness, equity, and racial and social justice in our schools and society. We believe that excellence for all students can only be achieved through equity and our commitment towards:
- Preparing all students to succeed by ensuring a culturally relevant curriculum.
- Recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse staff that more closely reflect the school community.
- Designing a plan that works to eliminate racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps.
- Providing staff members professional development that examines institutional beliefs, policies, practices, and teaching which promotes racial equity in achievement.
- Ensuring that equitable distribution of resources across buildings is based on individual school and community needs.
- Providing all students with access to resources, opportunities, supports and interventions that maximize academic success and promotes social-emotional growth.
- Identifying and removing barriers for our students in our current policies, procedures, systems, or practices.
- Establishing and maintaining community partnerships (e.g. parents, social services, community organizations, businesses, community colleges and universities) to better address the needs of students and their families.
Mary Williams, Director | Equity, Family and Community Partnerships
When your passion and your profession intersect, it isn't a job, it's a calling. Mary is passionate about creating equitable systems and structures and leading educators in educational practices that best meet the needs of each learner.
Mary attended Oregon State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science with an Early Childhood Emphasis and a master's in education with a focus on language development. Later, she earned her administrator certificate from Portland State University.
Mary was an elementary teacher in Oregon and Washington for 10 years, six in a dual-language program. Most recently, Mary worked in the Edmonds School District as an assistant principal, principal, and currently Director of Multilingual Education. Throughout her career, she has focused on implementing equitable systems and practices to improve student access and achievement for marginalized groups.
Mary is a mother to eight children, including three biological children, three stepchildren, and two foster children. She loves music, has sung in a jazz and blues band, and performs in local musicals.
Director of Equity, Family and Community Partnerships: Mary Williams, MEd
Administrative Assistant: Tina Leger
Phone: (425) 356-1202