Join Lake Forest High School District 115 for a Virtual Parent Night – Town Hall
The Power of Equity and Inclusion
with Dr. Carol Quirk
Tuesday, March 9
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Live stream link: https://youtu.be/FqR3KkQ-5pM
Please submit your question using this form by March 5th
Research tells us that when students experience a sense of belonging, they are more motivated, become more engaged in school, and have greater academic achievement. A sense of belonging is nurtured when each and every student has opportunity for participation and learning to the same extent as other students – and that they receive supports when needed in order to access those opportunities. A sense of belonging is also fostered when shared interests are recognized and unique differences are valued. 

Across the nation, schools and districts are recognizing the economic and personal consequences of equity and inclusion. In this session, Dr. Quirk will share her experiences with districts and schools that are working to build a culture of inclusion, with a focus on the value to ALL students when none are excluded from equitable opportunities and an environment of engagement is fostered.
Dr. Carol Quirk is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MCIE, a nonprofit organization working with schools and districts across the United States to build educator capacity for equity and inclusion for all learners. For the last 30 years, Carol has worked with State agencies, school districts, individual schools, and families, resulting in systemic change and improved school performance in over 100 schools. Carol has worked internationally to promote inclusive education in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Carol received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, and her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Connecticut. Carol has received numerous community awards and was named to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in 2011 and 2012.