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Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools

Diversity and Equity Committee Mission Statement

The Diversity and Equity Committee is committed to supporting all of our Omaha Archdiocese Catholic schools in their endeavor toward inclusive school and parish communities.

We will assist our Catholic parishes and schools in the continued growth and development of safe and supportive environments that welcome all and protect human dignity.

We aid and educate Catholic leaders and teachers in developing inclusive spaces that support spiritual growth, embrace the diverse and create equitable environments that will prepare students for life in a diverse society.

Our vision

Dignity of the human person is a foundational teaching of the Catholic Church. The Diversity and Equity Committee honors the uniqueness of every person in our communities. We embrace diverse backgrounds, and as Catholics; we envision that every person be welcomed, loved and valued in our communities. We achieve this by providing nurturing authentic school-family-parish-community partnerships that establish environments and experiences that support the whole person.

Our Catholic schools strive to be communities of trust and collaboration, increasing our capacity to fight against inequity; empowering students, parents, educators and community members to share their voice in contribution to a spiritually enlightened, physically safe, emotionally healthy, and just community for all.

Diversity & Equity Committee Leadership Team

Thank you to these educators for their work

Since the 2019-2020 school year, our committee has gathered to examine the commonalities and differences between many different groups represented within our Catholic schools, with the goal of generating understanding across our community as it relates to various identities, interests and beliefs.

Tracey Kovar
Assistant Superintendent

tlkovar@archomaha.org

Mike Jensen
Principal, Sacred Heart Elementary School

mjensen@shsomaha.org

Tanya Murray
Principal, Holy Name Catholic School

tmurray@hnsomaha.org

Archdiocese of Omaha Student Ethnicity Rates

Based on current 2020-2021 school year data
White students comprise 86% of the Archdiocese total of nearly 19,000 student enrollment. Please contact our office for a full break down of data.

Latino students
11%
Black students
8%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
.2%

Resource Library

External links to be helpful for families and school leaders:

Archdiocese of Omaha

Anti-Defamation League

CASEL - definitions and activities around the importance social emotional learning