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Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Our Commitment

At BT BOCES we are committed to improving the employee experience! We believe that cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential and that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. 


Why must we cultivate and embrace diversity in the workplace? 
-Enhanced creativity and innovation
-Broader range of skills and talents
-Improved decision-making
-Increased employee engagement and retention
-Better understanding of diverse needs

Priority Areas of DEI Committee

The committee will focus on the following priority areas, where we will continue to review and restructure as needed, all while building on our existing foundation of the BOCES core beliefs. 

Inviting Diversity

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Review the DEI Committee members and invite new representatives with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. 

Define Terminology

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Define diversity, equity, inclusion, safety, belonging, allyship, and identity

Inclusive Onboarding

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Analyzing the onboarding process to ensure it sets the tone for diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensures all individuals feel valued and prepared for their role in the organization. 

Empowering Growth

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Expand opportunities for training, dialogue, and growth for staff 

Enhancing Visibility

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Make the work of the DEI committee more visible 

Committee Members

Kerri Bullock- PLIC/ ISC

Sandy Cragle- CBO

Sarah Stoekel - IP/West LC

Robin Eccleston- HR/ ISC

David Hawley- BOCES Board

Ezra Jackson- IP/ East LC

Sue Kane- IP/ Ed Center

Alex Ladstatter- CPR/ ME and CF

Tom McNair- IP/ Ed Center

Maria Majka- Business Office
Angel Pereira - O&M

Duy Pham- SCRIC/ DAS

Julie Raway- Food Services/ Loder

Carla Scott- PLIC/ Bing CSD

Mocca Shabaz- IP/ Ed Center

Rebecca Stone Ed.D. - Superintendent/ ISC

Chris White- SCRIC/ HR

Erin Wilday- PLIC/ ISC

Our Core Values

  • Students are our first priority.
  • Employees are our most valuable resource.
  • Cultivating diversity, equity, inclusion and guarding against bias are essential.
  • Everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
  • All employees will exhibit professionalism, integrity and excellence.
  • Creativity and continuous improvement are crucial to everything we do.
  • A safe, challenging and nurturing environment supports learning.
  • All can learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Customer service and collaboration are key to being a successful and trusted partner.