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Cultural Proficiency Committee

What is the CPC?

The charge of the Cultural Proficiency Committee is to identify cultural proficiency standards, measures MSD can test/evaluate against these standards and then develop plans to improve our cultural proficiency where there are gaps. For the 2017-18 school year meetings will be held in the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School library. Dates and times for 2017-18 are as follows: Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 15, Jan. 29 at 3:30 PM, Feb. 28 at 7:00 PM, Mar. 19 at 3:30 PM, Apr. 18 at 7:00 PM and May 30 at 7:00 PM.

Up and Coming Events/Programs

The 2nd in the Addressing Racism In Our Community series organized by the



Alyson Reimer, UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute, Building the Beloved Community: Addressing Racism Inside the Classroom and Out: SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 – 7 PM

Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library at 1644 N. Broadway


Race is a little bit like gravity; everyone knows it exists, but very few people on earth actually understand its full complexities. Before we can create a true sense of belonging, we need to understand the structural,  social, and individual forces that are working against us. We will examine how race and racism in America came to be, and, address what we can do to unlearn and restructure the habits, biases, systems and structures that keep racism in place.

Reimer is an attorney and Special Assistant to the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.  She previously worked as a researcher for the Southern Poverty Law Center and as a law clerk to Founder Morris Dees. Her work includes both legislative advocacy, academic instruction, and consultation in issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Reimer was also a Peace Center board member several years ago and is highly knowledgeable on this topic.


Tickets: $10 in advance / $15 at door / FREE for students / $5 Peace Center members

more info: (925) 933-7850 or

Useful Resources

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Jon Nickens, Board member

Bruce Burns, superintendent

Caroline Stevens, community

Wendell Baker, community

Hollie Lucas-Alcalay, RH parent 1718*

Tiffany Lewis, RH parent 1819*

Tanja Gubser, RH teacher 1718*

David Lanuza, JM asst. principal*

Regina Sirios, JM parent 1819*

Mona Palanisamy, JM parent 1718*

Tracy Feldman, JM parent 1819*

Robin Anderson, JM teacher 1718*

Gaby Alvarez, JM counselor 1819*

Cathy Harrison, CP parent 1718*

Leslie Nuccio, CP parent 1819*

Raechel Olson, CP teacher 1819*

Stephanie Richards, LP principal~*

Stefanie Galizia, LP parent 1718*

Jessica Meeks, LP parent 1819~*

Dianne Wong, LP teacher 1718*


Year = End of 2 Yr Term

~ Co-Chairs

*voting member


Standard 1: Students, families, and staff value human differences and varied perspectives, and own their responsibility to respect others.

Standard 2: Curriculum and programs reflect the broad diversity within our local, national, and international communities.

Standard 3: Clear and transparent systems are established to address concerns about meeting the goals in this charter, and about the cultural climate as a whole.