The Florence Township School District is focused on creating a more inclusive and equitable school experience for students, staff members, and community stakeholders.
Over the previous years, we have taken intentional steps in our desire to foster inclusive environments throughout the Florence Township School District. We recognize that must do more. We are committed to examining the District’s role through courageous conversations, self-reflection, the examination of policies and procedures, and the audit of instructional materials, resources, and curricula.
Mr. Alex Taliaferro
Mr. John Cogan
Mr. Jamil McEnnis
Ms. Annie Levine
Mrs. Jennifer Kennedy
Ms. Caitlin Darcy Hertzberg
Ms. Jenna Roche
Mr. Erich Grace
Ms. Laiura Schreibersdorf
Affirmative Action Officers
Ms. Jennifer Kennedy email: JKennedy@Florence.K12.nj.us
Mr. Alex Taliaferro email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Kyle Kaminskas email: kkaminskas@fForence.k12.nj.us,
Ms. Melissa Livengood email: MLivengood@Florence.k12.nj.us
To support our Equity Team we have partnered with the following professional organizations:
2. Unified Champion Schools
3. The Network for Educational Excellence through Equity (E3 Network) Rutgers University
4. GOMO Educational Services
5. South Jersey Black Administrators Network
6. CJ PrideNo Place for Hate - Anti-Defamation League
Teaching Tolerance: The focus of this website is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse
Equity in Education: Reimagining K–12 in the New Normal
Equity Resources for Student-Centered Teaching and Learning
Introducing Be The Change lesson plans
Black History Month Daily Inspiratio
1. Here are some resources to help guide these conversations at home:
2. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the following resource from healthychildren.org about How to Talk to Children About Racial Bias.
3. National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) provides guidance for parents/guardians about Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for
Parents and Teachers.
4. The Children’s Community School, an early childhood center in Philadelphia, provides a graphic illustrating that They’re Not Too Young to Talk
5. This resource provides a list of educational resources to engage young people (Pre-K and up) in learning about racism and justice: Talking to Kids
About Racism and Justice.
6. 5 ways to celebrate Black History Month for all families