Diversity & Inclusion

Headshot of Marta Rhea-Johnson

 

It is with great joy and responsibility that we at De La Salle Collegiate are charged with educating the future.

We know that our graduates are going to be leaders, innovators, and changemakers.

Our goal is to make sure that each student that passes through our halls is not only expertly educated, but also has the strength of conviction to stand up for justice, speak out against inequity, and seek diversity and inclusion in every aspect of life. It is in doing this that our community truly lives out the Lasallian values of faith in the presence of God, concern for the poor and social justice, respect for all people, and create inclusive communities. It is through our intentional centering of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice that we inspire students to excel, serve and love.

We are committed to being diverse esthetically in its students, faculty, and staff, but also in it’s thinking, school culture and best practices. Cultural sensitivity and creating an inclusive community is important to us, as well as the growing needs of the minority population of students within our school. It is our hope to align our diversity efforts to our motto: Builders of Boys. Makers of Men., the mission statement and The Five Core Principles of Lasallian School. 

Mrs. Marta Rhea-Johnson, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, is a member of the school-wide leadership team and oversees the development and implementation of programs and services that promote diversity within the entire school community. Reporting directly to the President and working closely with the Principal and school administrators, she leads the implementation of the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to ensure that everyone feels valued and treated equitably as unique individuals in a supportive, diverse and inclusive school environment. She interacts with the academic sections, admissions, student support services/counseling, and other departments, as well as the Board of Trustees to provide consistent and comprehensive diversity, equity, inclusion programming, and services.